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Facebook glitch made it appear some users had died

Published 12/11/2016

The glitch appears to have been sorted out
The glitch appears to have been sorted out

Some Facebook users received an unsettling shock after their profile pages hinted that they had passed away.

The message seen on some profiles referred to the process for "memorialising" the page of someone who has died.

The posts said Facebook hoped the users' loved ones would find comfort in seeing posts that others had shared about them.

Even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal page had the death notice.

The social media giant did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the problem, although it appears that the glitch was fixed quickly.

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