Facebook Wrongly Tells Many They’ve Died

Facebook erroneously turned many users’ profiles into memorial pages on Friday, in what appears to be a site-wide glitch. As is standard for the social-media site, upon a user’s death, a header is added to their personal page: “We hope people who love [first name] will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate her life.” However, on Friday, many users who are still alive reported receiving the notification and having their pages converted into a memorial page. Others noticed that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself had the false memorial page. According to Politico media reporter Hadas Gold, the social-media company is “aware of the bug” and is working to address it. In a statement later to NBC News, Facebook said it was a “terrible error” and that it had been resolved.