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Facebook's 'Killer' Glitch: What Really Happened?

Nov 13, 2016 04:06 AM EST
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Just imagine the moment when your go-to social media platform kills you, virtually.

This week, there had been widespread posts all over the internet when a bug accidentally memorialized its users. Some posted hilarity -- others surprise -- when Facebook notified them of their untimely and tragic deaths as they logged in.

The problematic glitch has automatically turned on Facebook's "Remembering" option on thousands of accounts and posted a banner on top of the page, indicating that the user's life should be celebrated and remembered by the things other people post about them.

According to the latest news report, thousands of users from all over the world have been "memorialized" by the media platform, which created a hilarious internet frenzy as people competed on providing the wittiest remarks on the platform's bug. One user even stated, "Facebook thinks I'm dead, which is about as accurate as its ability to share factual news," ridiculing the bug while commenting on the variety of false news and information circulating and trending within the platform.

This news may just have added to the negative image of the page's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, after much criticisms from the U.S. electoral results. It has been said that there were fake news articles that circulated and amplified on Facebook, spreading slanderous information about Clinton. Zuckerberg has stated in an interview that it would be crazy to say that such news created a significant impact on the electoral results.

Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms on the internet, and it is one that easily provides its users the latest news. On top of that, it can even tell users the news that they are dead.

As was said, no one is safe; even Facebook's famous founder and  CEO was one of the victims of the media platform's "killer" glitch. The banner on his page read:

"Remembering Mark Zuckerberg

We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life."

Thankfully, solutions to the glitch have been found, and it has been reported that a majority of the users that Facebook "killed" has already been brought back to life. 

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