You Might Be Dead, According To Facebook
Users are reporting that the social site is generating obituaries at the top of their profiles.
In an interesting development at the end of a long week, you might be dead, according to Facebook. As The Verge points out, users on the social site are reporting that obituaries, encouraging family and friends to remember them, are appearing at the top of some profiles. “We hope people who love ___ will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate ___ life,” the banner reads.
plot twist: i've been dead this whole time pic.twitter.com/SXyeZ5YP7F— #BrittanySpanos (@ohheybrittany) November 11, 2016
Facebook is marking everyone as dead. pic.twitter.com/TGcYArzPsX— Melissa Rosenthal (@MelisOnCheddar) November 11, 2016
In the meantime though APPARENTLY FACEBOOK THINKS I'M DEAD. pic.twitter.com/F0JMSJEEwJ— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) November 11, 2016
Following the election, Facebook came under fire for the spread of fake news on the social site, which some have credited with influencing the election. Responding to the allegations at the Techonomy conference in Half Moon Bay, California on Friday, Mark Zuckerberg denied the "crazy idea" that Facebook influenced the election. "Voters make decisions based on their lived experience,” Zuckerberg countered. "I think there is a certain profound lack of empathy in asserting that the only reason why someone could have voted the way they did is because they saw some fake news.”
A representative for Facebook was not immediately available for comment.