Facebook: Fan comments suddenly flood the feeds

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It was particularly hard some users who subscribed to posts by very popular artists such as Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey or Lady Gaga on Facebook. Their feeds sometimes showed nothing but fan messages.

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Some Users were quick to switch, messaging celebrity accounts with hoaxes or cryptocurrency ads in hopes of getting more people to see them. In the course of Wednesday morning German time, the error messages on platforms such as alle disturbances.de subsided again. At the request of SPIEGEL, Facebook has meanwhile stated that the error has now been fixed. “We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for all concerned and we apologize for the inconvenience,” a company spokesman said.

The parent company Meta is currently dealing with a fundamental renewal of its offers in order to meet the competition from video apps such as TikTok and to attract younger users. It is still unclear whether Wednesday’s error is related to these modifications.

Editor’s note: We have the article updated with a statement from Facebook.

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