"We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life," was displayed on the profile of world's largest social media network founder Mark Zuckerberg on Friday. A shocking revelation that put the world in a panic mode, but only until it was found that Zuckerberg was very much alive.
A bug on the Facebook platform is to be blamed for the morbid news displayed on Zuckerberg's profile along with two million other people who were welcomed with the same message on their profiles on Friday. The social network does have a feature that turns a profile into a "Memorial" once they've passed upon request.
In this case, it was different. But Facebook quickly rectified the error and issued an apology to its more than one billion users.
"For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was briefly posted to other accounts. This was a terrible error that we now have fixed. We are very sorry that this happened and we worked as quickly as possible to fix it," Facebook said.
As with every embarrassing incident faced by a major tech giant, such as Facebook in this case, people trolled the social media giant while submitting their proof of life. Some just took their turn. Check out some reactions from people whose accounts were memorialized.
Facebook Thursday: Fake news is not a problem— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) November 11, 2016
Facebook Friday: Mark Zuckerberg is dead. Your friends are dead. We are all dead.
Pretty clever of Facebook to distract us from the whole fake news thing by reminding us they can make us dead at any time— Alex Konrad (@alexrkonrad) November 11, 2016
Now that Facebook is making us call our families to tell them we aren't dead, it's the perfect time to talk to your family about racism.— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) November 11, 2016
Any thoughts of your own?