Facebook says CEO Mark Zuckerberg is dead (he’s not) pic.twitter.com/yqPwUcVCRp
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“For a brief period, a message meant for memorialised profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “This was a terrible error that we have now fixed.”
The mistaken memorial notices, according the Indian Express, contained links to forms that can be submitted to have people’s accounts at the leading social network modified into online memorials after they die.
Media reports have indicated that close to two million errant memorials were posted on profile pages, causing confusion, tears and shock, but problem seems to have been resolved by now.