Facebook user complains about bug showing random uploads in feed

The feed is full of posts from other people written on celebrity pages.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Thousands of users Facebook to complain about Facebook view they are different from usual. Instead of seeing posts from their friends and groups, the Feed page instead shows random posts from other people written on celebrity pages.

In the Twitter social network, users complained about this problem, showing screenshots. “What the hell is this @facebook? My whole timeline is full of random people posting on celebrity profiles,” @zeeshan0961 said.

Apparently, anyone who follows a certain celebrity’s page, such as The Rock’s, gets whatever the other person has posted on their timeline. Since users tend to follow a lot of celebrities, their feed is cluttered with posts from strangers on the website. Some would have taken the opportunity to promote a business or find work.

Although there are no official statistics on the percentage of users affected, over 2,600 people have reported the issue to DownDetector in the past few hours. More than 80% of reports come from people using the desktop version of the social network and the rest report problems from the application.

According to Sky News, power cuts have been reported not only in the UK, but also in the United States (US), Spain, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France, Poland and Australia . Facebook claims to be aware of the issue, but does not go into details.

Quoted by Engadget, Thursday (8/25/2022), in a new statement, a Meta spokesperson said the issue was caused by a configuration change. “We are resolving this issue as quickly as possible for everyone involved and apologize for any inconvenience caused,” he said.

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