Sunday, October 1, 2023

A major Facebook bug fills user feeds with posts from celebrities

A big problem on Facebook, users are seeing a lot of posts from celebrities in their posts. There is a big bug on Facebook earlier yesterday, but unlike the last time, it wasn’t caused by a network outage, so most users became able to stay connected.

This time, the weird bug caused the setup to change, and Facebook posts about famous celebrities flooded everyone’s feeds. Facebook fixed the problem, so feeds should now load as usual.

Because of a mistake in Facebook’s algorithm, users suddenly started seeing random messages from fans of their favorite celebrities. Famous people like Taylor Swift, Shakira, Eminem, and Lady Gaga get these texts. So it seemed like this.

There are also a lot of posts on user profiles from people who liked celebrities like Taylor Swift. Since people starts talking about it a lot on Twitter, a total of 8,000 tweets about it. Thousands of people are meming on Facebook right now, and #facebookhacked is trending for some reason.

DownDetector, which keeps track of internet connections around the world, heard from many users on Wednesday that Facebook is not working. There is no proof that the problem mentioned above caused the power outage.

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It turned out it’s a big problem because it affected accounts with hundreds of millions of followers, like those of Christiano Ronaldo, Rihanna, Shakira, and others. Pakistan’s computers and cell phones became hacked like those of many other countries.

Facebook says the problem started when a mistake in maintenance broke the links between its data centers. During that time, the stock dropped by 5%, which took $8.4 billion off of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth.

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