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Surprise! You’re dead … at least according to Facebook


Imagine the surprise of pulling up your Facebook page, only to learn that you’re dead.

That happened to many Facebook users Friday, who logged on and found a memorial banner on top of their personal page.

“Remembering Grant Butler: We hope people who love Grant will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life,” the banner read on my personal page.

Well, guess what? I’m still kicking.

Among the people hit with the bug was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuck dead pic.twitter.com/J8y5LbfQBz

– Steve Kovach (@stevekovach)November 11, 2016

It’s unclear how many users were affected by the “Facebook dead” glitch, though it appears to be widespread. Facebook seems to be on top of the bug. Within a few minutes, many of the memorial banners had disappeared.

Did Facebook declare you were dead? Feel free to share your memorial banner in the comments.

— Grant Butler

gbutler@oregonian.com

503-221-8566; @grantbutler

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