Aug 24, 2022

Facebook feeds flooded with celebrity spam

Thousands of Facebook users around the world reported issues with their news feeds on Wednesday as a glitch appeared to boost posts to celebrity fan pages and groups to the top of timelines. Some posted memes to popular Facebook fan pages, such as those for Kim Kardashian, the Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift, to make fun of Facebook's spam-like error. Concerns over the unavailability of content posted by friends and family, usually present for users at the top of their main feed, caused many to wonder whether Facebook had been hacked or flooded with spam. These presented users with new options to customise feeds in a separate tab on Facebook's mobile iOS and Android versions. Facebook's new news feed allows users to create reels from its homepage and have more control over the content they can see and discover.

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