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A Ton Of People Are Now Listed As Dead On Facebook

It's that kind of week.

Posted on November 11, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. ET

On Friday afternoon, a lot of people went to Facebook and realized

Nicole Nguyen

It's a little weird?

Julia Reinstein

My co-workers are dead...

Sara Yasin

...and even our fearless leader is dead????


Some were amused.

Others wondered if Facebook was exacting revenge for some bad press they've been getting.

Everyone: Facebook caused Trump Facebook: You're all dead

Damn, FB, that's cold.

facebook: "we're not a media company." also facebook: "fake news isn't a problem on facebook." also facebook: "you're all dead."

Other said that this sounds about right.

Facebook is telling all my friends we're dead, which is appropriate because I had a feeling we were all in hell anyโ€ฆ

Some aren't dead on Facebook (like me).

i feel left out because im not dead on facebook

But they now have Facebook-death FOMO.

tfw Facebook is declaring everyone dead and youโ€™re feeling left out

A Facebook spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that the "massacre" was due to a bug that has since been fixed.

โ€œFor a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts," the spokesperson said. "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.โ€

  1. So, are you dead on Facebook?

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So, are you dead on Facebook?
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    No, but I wish I was