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Facebook implements Amber Alerts

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PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

Facebook users will soon see more than their friends' posts on their news feeds.

Facebook announced they are working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to begin posting Amber Alerts on your timeline.

The new system will show the alerts to users who are in the designated search area.

It will also include a link with the most current information on the case.

Many users say they think this will be a good addition to the website.

“Not only family members would find out quicker, but also, the world would know. It would just be that many more people helping me look for them,” Sandra Smith said.

“The more people that know what's going on, the better off you're going to be in that type of situation,” said William Corum.

We spoke with Greene County Sheriff David Carter about how it could be beneficial to his department.

“It's more eyes and ears out there in the community looking for the children,” Sheriff Carter said. “Anything you can get out there to help the children. I think it's a win win for everybody”

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