Facebook Told a Bunch of Its Users That They Were Dead

Activating false memorials


Apparently, 2016 is even worse than we thought.

A glitch briefly took over Facebook Friday, marking some users as dead.

Facebook has a system in place for when its users die to help loved ones mark their profile as no longer active. The account then acts as a memorial for friends to remember that person's life.

For a few minutes, Facebook, which has recently been accused of and denied accountability for proliferating fake news, carried on that tradition by pronouncing thousands of users dead.

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