Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tag: Oops! Facebook Bug Reveals That Greta Thunberg’s Posts May Not Be Her Own

Oops! Facebook Bug Reveals That Greta Thunberg’s Posts May Not Be Her Own

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by Matt Margolis, PJ Media:

A bug in the code of a Facebook update rolled out last week accidentally made it possible to see which accounts were responsible for posts to Facebook Pages, including those of celebrities and politicians, for a period of several hours.

“All it took to exploit the bug was opening a target page and checking the edit history of a post. Facebook mistakenly displayed the account or accounts that made edits to each post, rather than just the edits themselves,” explained¬†Wired.

Facebook was quick to post a fix, thanks to a security reacher who alerted them to the big. “We quickly fixed an issue where someone could see who edited or published a post on behalf of a Page when looking at its edit history,” Facebook said in a statement.