Wednesday afternoon was certainly a reminder for everyone about all the celebrity pages they liked. A serious glitch in facebook’s algorithm flooded user’s feeds with random fan messages posted to famous celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Shakira, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga and Eminem.
The scale of glitch is so enormous its affecting the most followed accounts like Christiano Ronaldo, Shakira and Rihanna.
The glitch appears to be affecting multiple countries across desktop and mobile.
A spokesperson from Meta, Facebook’s parent company, said, they’re aware that some people are having trouble with their Facebook Feed and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and they apologize for any inconvenience.
In October 2021, Meta services Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp went down for six hours globally.
The outage was called by a maintenance malfunction that disrupted communication between Facebook’s data centres. At the time, Facebook’s stock price plunged by 5 per cent, wiping $8.4 billion off chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s personal wealth.