Facebook suffers global outage: Users’ feeds are being flooded with posts from people they don’t know posting to celebrity pages

  • Weird Facebook glitch has been affecting user feeds since Wednesday morning
  • The glitch is flooding feeds with random people posting on pages of celebrities
  • Facebook’s parent company Meta is yet to comment on the bizarre issue 

Facebook users are complaining that their feeds are being flooded with posts from people they don’t know posting to celebrity pages.

The social network has been having problems since 7:08 AM BST, according to website Downdetector, which monitors website outages.

Over 2,000 people have reported problems, with 77 per cent of those claiming this issue is with their feeds, Downdetector shows. 

Facebook users flooded to Twitter to share their experiences with the bizarre glitch, which the site’s owner, Meta, is yet to comment on

Facebook has been having problems since 7:08 AM BST, according to website Downdetector, which monitors website outages.

Over 2,000 people have reported problems, with 77 per cent of those claiming this issue is with their feeds. Users appear to be affecting across the UK

Facebook users flooded to Twitter to share their experiences with the bizarre glitch, which the site’s owner, Meta, is yet to comment on.

Twitter user @maymaywala said: ‘@facebook is down or what???? My feed is spammed with what random people are commenting on celebrity pages.’

Another user, @Zeeshan0961, said: ‘What the hell is this @facebook? My whole timeline is Full with people posting On Celebrities walls.’ 

One Twitter user, @CallMeElektra, took a screenshot of her Facebook feed, showing a random person posting on the page of rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Another person posted shots of random posts to the pages of musicians Eminem and Billie Eilish, claiming it had affected his ‘entire feed’. 

It seems to be a global issue – one user based in Melbourne, Australia, had seen a post of someone posting to the page of American actor Vin Diesel.

Another affected user shared their experience from New Delhi in India, saying Facebook is ‘acting drunk and funny’. 

A user in Melbourne, Australia, had seen a post of someone posting to the page of American actor Vin Diesel

One Twitter user, @CallMeElektra, took a screenshot of her Facebook feed, showing a random person posting on the page of the Red Hot Chili Peppers 

‘Acting drunk and funny’: Another affected user shared their experiences from New Delhi in India

Another posted shots of random posts to the pages of American musicians Eminem and Billie Eilish

It appears the glitch is not affecting every Facebook user. MailOnline has contacted Meta for comment.

It’s possible it may be related to long-term changes that are being made to Facebook for users globally. 

Meta is splitting the Facebook homepage into two separate tabs – ‘Feeds’, which is focused on chronological posts, and ‘Home’, which focuses on promoted posts.

FACEBOOK APP IS SPLITTING ITS NEWS FEED INTO TWO SEPARATE TABS – HOME AND FEEDS 

Facebook has bowed to pressure from users and is bringing back the chronological feed so users can see updates from friends in the order they were published. 

The social network is rolling out a new tab called ‘Feeds’ for desktop and its iOS and Android apps, which shows the most recent posts from friends, groups and Pages. 

It’s also renamed the Facebook app’s primary tab – the first thing users see when they open the app – ‘Home’.   

The Home tab will continue to order posts by ‘relevance’, based on its algorithm, along with personalised recommendations of who to follow. 

Feeds will hark back to how Facebook appeared more than a decade ago. 

Facebook used to have a chronological news feed, but from 2011 this was phased out and replaced with algorithmically-driven content and most popular posts from friends nearer the top. 

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