Facebook’s recent bug has led close to two million being declared dead on their social media profile, including founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Even though it is not uncommon to read false stories of peoples’ deaths on Facebook; in a weird turn of events, Facebook itself has started declaring people dead – when in fact they are not. An apparent glitch on Facebook Friday afternoon added a memorial note at the top of users’ pages, including that of CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
A lot of Facebook users were greeted with a eulogy message when visiting the profiles of friends and family, while some found their own accounts memorialized.
Media reports indicated that some two million errant memorials were posted on profile pages. People who have been memorialized by Facebook have the following written on top of their Facebook profile “Remembering Anne. We hope people who love Anne will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate her life”.
The problem seems to have been resolved by now, and Mark Zuckerberg is not dead on Facebook anymore. “For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts,This was a terrible error that we have now fixed” a Facebook spokesperson told AFP.
Here are a few reactions people shared on Twitter :
Omg catch this bug while its hot: facebook has memorialized all of its accounts accidentally. We’re all dead!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/eqbtL7iGas
— 🌹Anna (@annaniess) November 11, 2016
Zuck dead pic.twitter.com/J8y5LbfQBz
— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) November 11, 2016