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Horrible Facebook blunder causes users to think their loved ones are dead

Horrible Facebook blunder causes users to think their loved ones are dead

Ever since Facebook replaced its Trending Topics team with an algorithm back in August, the company has been apologizing for one mistake after another.

It was caught promoting a "truther" article about 9/11 and another article that claimed Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had been fired because she was secretly a liberal. Those are just a few examples of the blunders Facebook has been dealing with, but its latest error is something that frightened numerous users, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Now this is just embarrassing, but believe it or not, there was a short period of time on Friday when people may have thought your Facebook account was memorialized.

What does that mean? The short answer is that it means you're dead, which (of course) you're not because you're reading this. But if you're receiving messages from concerned friends and family members that may be why. Please let everyone you love know you're OK.

For those who were affected by this glitch, notifications were sent to the people on their Friends list, stating they'd passed away. These messages even contained sentiments such as, "find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his/her life."

Thankfully, Facebook has already corrected the issue, but talk about a shock!

Some of the people who were impacted by the glitch have had a good sense of humor about it.

News writer, Jim Roberts, was one of many Facebook users who noticed that something wasn't right. In a hilarious tweet, he shared the experience with his 182,000 followers.

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Did this happen to you? Let us know if you saw this strange issue by sharing your experience in the comments.

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