Facebook Glitch Tells Thousands That They’re Dead

The Root Staff
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s page declared him dead in so many words Nov. 11, 2016.
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In what is being described as a “widespread glitch,” thousands of Facebook users who accessed their profiles Friday saw that they appeared in the “remembering” format.

Even founder Mark Zuckerberg had this message on his page: “We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life,” a banner above his public profile said.


Company executives told Politico reporter Hadas Gold the change "appears to be a bug, not compromised accounts," Gold tweeted.

Word of the glitch spread on social media Friday as social media users had fun with the company’s malfunction.


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