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Facebook bug ‘kills’ Mark Zuckerberg, other users

The bug on the social media platform on Friday delivered morbid news to Zuckerberg, with a message on his profile: “Remembering Mark Zuckerberg”.

By: SAN FRANCISCO
| Updated on: Nov 14 2016, 11:34 IST
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The bug on the social media platform on Friday delivered morbid news to Zuckerberg, with a message on his profile: “Remembering Mark Zuckerberg”. (Reuters)

A bug accidentally killed several Facebook users - including founder Mark Zuckerberg - with messages being posted on their accounts meant for memorialised profiles.

The bug on the social media platform on Friday delivered morbid news to Zuckerberg, with a message on his profile: "Remembering Mark Zuckerberg".

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"We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life," the message read.

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Other users found same messages on their profiles, www.today.com reported.

"For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialised profiles 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," Facebook said in a statement.

The social media giant has 1.79 billion users.

"Yesterday I was on Facebook Live! Today I'm Facebook Dead," wrote the Washington Post's journalist Emily Guskin.

Memorialised accounts are a place on Facebook for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away.

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First Published Date: 14 Nov, 11:32 IST
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