NEW YORK — If you’re reading this, you’re probably not dead.
But Facebook thinks you are.
Facebook notified many users on Friday that they are deceased, according to widespread reports across social media.
Mark Zuckerberg himself “died” Friday, according to screenshots showing the following message, “Remembering Mark Zuckerberg: We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life.”
Many people are seeing a banner on certain profiles that reads:
“We hope people who love [Mark] will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life.”
Not all profiles were affected. But at one point, even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was declared dead by his own social network.
It’s unclear what’s causing the mass obituaries, but it’s likely a bug in Facebook’s system.
Facebook has not returned a comment on the situation.
But, a spokesperson told Hadas Gold they are aware of the bug.
As of 4:15 p.m., the problem seem to have resolved itself.
Others took screenshots of the premature announcements and posted to Twitter, including many who were surprised to learn of their own apparent passing: