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Strange Facebook 'glitch' leaves timelines flooded with bizarre celebrity posts

Daisy Phillipson

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Strange Facebook 'glitch' leaves timelines flooded with bizarre celebrity posts

Thousands of Facebook users across the world have reported a 'glitch' after noticing their news feeds were filled with bizarre celebrity posts this morning (24 August).

Rather than updates from pages they follow, many people shared screenshots of their homepage feeds crowded by random messages from fans to the pages of major celebs.

Among the most frequent stars were Adam Sandler, Billie Eilish, Snoop Dogg, Harry Styles and Eminem.

Some have suggested the social media platform has either 'glitched' or been 'hacked', with hundreds of people taking to Twitter to discuss the unusual predicament from 6.30am.

"Whats happening in Facebook?" asked one. "Why my timeline is filled with unnecessary posts tagged to celebs I follow?"

Another said, "I enjoy that when one social media app is in complete disarray, I can jump onto a different one and see the chaos affecting other people in real-time.

"I don't know what's up with Facebook currently, but holy s**t is the timeline feed a disaster right now."

A third added, "Who else came to Twitter to figure out what is happening to #Facebook?"

While a fourth said, "Is anybody else’s Facebook news feed acting weird? I’m trying to scroll through my news feed, and all I’m seeing are people posting to pages of people I’m following like Neymar Jr, Eminem, etc. instead of my friends’ stuff."

You can check out a few more of the reactions below:

Others offered up their theories as to what happened, with one writing, "Probably an intern playing with us right now #FacebookDown."

And then there were those who were just relieved that they hadn't been the sole target of a hacker, including this person who said, "I seriously thought my Facebook account got hacked after seeing all the weird posts in there, glad to see I’m not the only one!"

According to DownDetector, which offers real-time monitoring of outages with popular sites and services, the issue hit its peak at 8.11am with 2,692 reported Facebook issues, as opposed to its baseline of four.

The technical fault appears to have impacted users across the globe, with reports of problems coming from Australia, the US and the UK.

Facebook has since responded to the incident. Credit: Unsplash
Facebook has since responded to the incident. Credit: Unsplash

A Facebook spokesperson told the Sun: "We’re aware that some people are having trouble with their Facebook Feed.

"We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience."

LADbible has contacted Facebook for further comment.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock/Twitter/@chrismearle

Topics: Facebook, News, UK News

Daisy Phillipson
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