On Facebook, a very bizarre bug caused comments sent to celebrities by people not in your contacts to appear en masse on your news feed. Several Internet users took the opportunity to turn this into humor, before the problem was resolved by Meta.
Update (August 24 at 2:30 p.m.):
The Facebook bug has been fixed as a spokesperson for Meta told Sky News. « We have resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone involved, and we apologize for any inconvenience. “. The concern stemmed from a configuration change“, we learn inMetroUK.
Original article published at 10:25 am:
If you take a look at Facebook, chances are you’ll see some pretty specific posts on your News Feed. A bug is indeed hitting the social network of Meta currently. The platform highlights very anecdotal publications sent to celebrities by people you do not know.
For example, my personal feed is flooded with images sent by illustrious strangers to Shakira. I see the singer everywhere. Same story for other people in the editorial staff with other stars and on DownDetector, the reports are skyrocketing.
No need to remember that this is not at all the usual operation of Facebook. The social network is supposed to display more relevant publications. If you follow an artist’s page, you should see their posts, not all the comments made to them.
Like all bugs, this one is really annoying, but there’s also something funny about it. On the one hand, because it is totally incongruous – we are not talking here about a classic and really blocking breakdown, but indeed about the strangest behavior. On the other hand, because several Internet users have jumped at the chance to share some memes cleverly.
memes and scams
Indeed, by sending a funny picture to a celebrity, you can appear on the feed of millions of people thanks to this malfunction. The opportunity to bring out some famous memes.
Some people even try to create share chains as can be seen in the image below.
Less funny, ill-intentioned hackers also take the opportunity to share dubious links encouraging you to make a donation via PayPal or in cryptocurrencies. Memes, spam, people who don’t take you seriously and others who want to rip you off…. Finally, this Facebook bug pretty much sums up the Internet.
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