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A bug appears to have caused Facebook.com to trigger memorial alerts on at least some userstimelines.

Facebook, I know the election was bad, but we’re not all dead yet.

The alert reads “Remembering [name]. We hope people who love [name] will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life. Learn more about memorialized accounts and the legacy contact setting on Facebook.”

We’re reached out to Facebook for more details. And if you see a memorial notice on Facebook, proceed with caution.

Later, Facebook offered the following statement:

For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts. 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.

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Updated 2:24 p.m. PT with Facebook’s statement.


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