Facebook will now distribute AMBER Alerts to 140 million users in the U.S. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Office of Justice Programs announced the new partnership at the Washington, D.C. office of Facebook. It gives law enforcement a new tool to quickly spread the word about kidnappings and missing children to more people than ever across the entire country.
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AMBER Alerts also go out to broadcast and print media, the trucking industry, wireless phone companies and Internet service providers. The AMBER Alert program has helped rescued 525 children over the years.