<em>Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook</em>
Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook

Facebook 'kills' thousands of users in widespread site glitch

People were shocked to learn the news of their untimely deaths

Feliks Garcia
New York
Friday 11 November 2016 23:01

Users who logged in to their Facebook accounts were met with some very tragic news – they were dead.

Countless users of the social media platform found news of their demise as a widespread glitch activated the “remembering” feature.

Even the site’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was not immune to the deadly plague that wiped out a large portion of the population.

“We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life,” the banner over his name read.

Many people expressed their shock on Twitter, and included screengrabs of their simulated death.

Zuckerberg is the focus of much criticism after the stunning electoral victory of Donald Trump. The platform amplified a number of fake news articles that had an anti-Hillary Clinton slant. But Zuckerberg played down the accusations, saying that it was “crazy” that news amplified by the platform would have such an impact on the election.

“Voters make decisions based on their lived experience,” he said. “You don’t generally go wrong when you trust that people understand what they care about and what’s important to them and you build systems that reflect that.”

At the time of this writing, most if not all of Facebook’s falsely deceased denizens have returned to life.