You read that right. Its latest and greatest glitch has been killing people off and not even Mark Zuckerberg was exempt from this sudden and forced demise.
On Friday, the bizarre glitch left people logging into their accounts in disbelief as they found out that they had been “memorialized” with the following message, “We hope people who love (insert name) will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his/her life.”
Below are few of the unlucky souls who logged in to find out they’ve been declared dead, as per The Guardian.
Facebook thinks I'm dead. (Cash donations in lieu of memorial flowers please, folks, if you don't mind 😉 ) pic.twitter.com/w4ykkVLuA4
— Cath Holland (@cathbore) November 11, 2016
Facebook marking us all as dead is peak 2016 tbh
— Samantha C. (@MsSamCam) November 11, 2016
Facebook what is happening i am not dead. pic.twitter.com/irVc3UvJ8Y
— Kate Nocera (@KateNocera) November 11, 2016
FB talking to me like I’m already dead pic.twitter.com/D2YxdPJmRC
— Alexia Bonatsos (@alexia) November 11, 2016
Our “condolences” go out to those who have lost their digital lives and we mourn in silence for them.
Facebook did not immediately respond to this sudden spike in deaths on its website, but eventually released a statement. A spokeswoman for Facebook said, “For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized pages was mistakenly posted to other accounts. This was a terrible error that we have now fixed. We are very sorry that this happened and we worked as quickly as possible to fix it.”
In case you’re wondering how this even came to be, Facebook does allow to memorialize accounts of deceased loved ones and family by submitting a formal request. This is done through a thorough vetting process that involves proof of death and such.