San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook accidentally declared its founder Mark Zuckerberg and many other users dead on Friday, acknowledging after fixing the problem that it had committed a “terrible error.”
“For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts,” a Facebook spokesperson told AFP.
“This was a terrible error that we have now fixed.”
Media reports indicated that some two million errant memorials were posted on profile pages. …
A not-dead-yet Zuckerberg defended the integrity of News Feed stories duing an on-stage chat at a Techonomy conference in California the night before being memorialized on his profile page.
Zuckerberg rejected the idea that bogus stories shared at the social network paved a path of victory for President-elect Trump.
“The idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way I think is a pretty crazy idea,” Zuckerberg said during an on-stage chat at the conference.
Were those 2 million singled out by Trump? Was he sending a little message?