Get involved: Amber Alerts for missing kids come to Facebook

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK, NY (AP) - Facebook users in the 50 U.S. states, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands can now sign up to receive Amber Alerts in their region. The bulletins will be sent to their Facebook pages the same way they see updates from friends or businesses they like.

It's further sign just how ubiquitous Facebook has become in people's day-to-day communication.

The announcement was made Wednedsay by Facebook, the Justice Department, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Thursday is the 15th anniversary of the kidnapping and murder of Amber Hagerman, the namesake for the program who was 9 years old when she was killed.

11 News has linked to both the Colorado and the Utah Facebook Amber Alert page. Search 11 News Live Today: the Morning Show to get linked up.

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