As BBC News reports:
An unusual bug on Facebook briefly labelled many people as dead.
The error on Friday caused the social network to show a memorial banner on user profiles for people who were still alive.
Users posted status updates to reassure friends and family they were not dead, despite Facebook’s message.
“Victims” of the Facebook death bug included founder Mark Zuckerberg himself.
A Facebook spokesperson apologies for the monumental cock-up:
“This was a terrible error that we have now fixed. We are very sorry that this happened.”
What was Facebook motto, again? Oh yeah, “move fast and break things”.
Hope they didn’t break too much when they told folks their loved ones had died.
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One comment on “Did Facebook tell your friends that you had died?”
I was just about to make a claim on my life insurance, and then they decided that I wasn't dead after all.