NEW YORK — A Facebook glitch mistakenly announced the deaths of many users Friday, in the form of a flowery memorial message that appeared above profiles.
Mark Zuckerberg himself “died” Friday, according to screenshots showing the following message, “Remembering Mark Zuckerberg: We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life.”
I'm guessing Zuckerberg isn't dead either… pic.twitter.com/9M9uaVsvjR
— Peter Stringer (@peterstringer) November 11, 2016
Others took screenshots of the premature announcements and posted to Twitter, including many who were surprised to learn of their own apparent passing:
— Eli Hernandez (@RulingCouncil) November 11, 2016
— Elaine Filadelfo (@ElaineF) November 11, 2016
shoutout to Facebook for telling me I'm dead!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Zoe3Hsn3HY
— Ella Dawson (@brosandprose) November 11, 2016
Facebook appears to have fixed the issue as of 1:25 p.m. PST.