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Facebook profile glitch 'kills' users. Even Mark Zuckerberg

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Steven Kopicko
Nov 11, 2016 03:13
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CEO Mark Zuckerberg s page was among those that suffered a glitch announcing the page owner was dead.

Rumors of Mark Zuckerberg s death may have been greatly exaggerated: but by his own multi-billion user website, as a glitch on Friday afternoon led Facebook to declare some users, including Zuckerberg himself, prematurely dead.

People logging in to their accounts to find that they had been memorialized , with a message saying in Zuckerberg s case : We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life.

Just a day earlier, Zuckerberg had said the idea that fake news on Facebook could sway people in their voting decisions was crazy .

At time of writing, at least four Guardian US journalists are among those who were declared by the social media giant to have shuffled off this mortal coil.

Facebook did not respond to a request from the Guardian for clarification on exactly what went wrong, but the macabre development was probably due to a glitch in the social network s protocol for turning a person s page into a memorial site when they really die.

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