Facebook resolves a bug
A problem on Facebook
A problem on Facebook caused people's news feeds to be oddly flooded with spam comments on celebrities. Facebook has already fixed the bug, which was responsible for the flooding of news feeds with spam comments on celebrities.
The peculiar problem was discovered by a group of users who used a tool called DownDetector (opens in a new tab), which revealed that the issues began at about 1:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (6:30 a.m. British Standard Time). Several users have voiced their dissatisfaction with the fact that their primary News Feed has been unexpectedly flooded with postings that were sent to pages for musicians like as Eminem, Lady Gaga, Gorillaz, Nirvana, and The Beatles.
Twitter, in particular, has attracted a lot of attention to the hashtags #facebookhacked and #facebookdown, with the latter trending high up in a lot of different nations today.
The issue was attributed to a "configuration update," according to a spokeswoman for Facebook's parent company, Meta. This information was provided to the Metro UK. A further statement was made by the spokesman, who said, "We addressed the issue as fast as possible for everyone who was affected, and we regret for any inconvenience."
Even while this glitch only lasted for a very short period of time and none of us at Tom's Guide experienced it when we checked our individual Facebook feeds and mobile applications, the fact remains that it is somewhat humiliating for the enormous social network.
Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal
Despite the fact that incidents such as the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal continue to cast a shadow over Facebook and the faith users have in the platform, this fairly stupid glitch is hardly the worst thing Facebook has been victimised by in the past few years.
This is not a severe problem like the recent hijacking of Facebook Business accounts by malware. Neither of those examples applies here.
Concerns about the safety of Facebook
Do keep in mind that if you have any concerns about the safety of Facebook or are concerned that a glitch may have caused data to be leaked, then you should check out our instructions on how to reset your Facebook password and what to do if your Facebook account is hacked.
It's possible that you're one of the happiest people to ever use Facebook. In that case, if you want to get the most out of the social network, you should check out our tutorials on how to build your own Facebook avatar and how to download movies from Facebook.