If you haven’t visited your Facebook profile today, congratulations — you’re still alive.
There was a bug on the social media site Friday afternoon that delivered morbid, but obviously inaccurate, news to some users — including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
A message at the top of his profile was headlined, “Remembering Mark Zuckerberg.”
“We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life,” the message read, before offering links to more information on memorialized accounts and a legacy contact setting on Facebook.
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Other users found the same message on their profiles, including this writer.
Facebook initially noted the problem stemmed from a bug that did not compromise accounts. The company later issued a statement Friday saying the glitch had been corrected.
“For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts,” according to the statement. “This was a terrible error that we have now fixed. We are very sorry that this happened and we worked as quickly as possible to fix it.”
Many users who had been killed off by Facebook turned to Twitter to offer hilarious sympathies to themselves.
“Yesterday I was on Facebook Live! Today I'm Facebook Dead,” wrote the Washington Post’s Emily Guskin.
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She wasn’t the only one to have some fun with her apparent digital demise.
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