Social networking website Facebook has given information about a bug. The company has said that due to a bug, the posts made by users on different topics have been deleted. This bug has come into the company’s anti-spam system. This bug has been reported by Facebook’s Vice President for Integrity Guy Rosen on his official Twitter. It has also said that the posts which were wrongly removed have been restored.
Guy Rosen has stated that the posts that have been restored include not only the topics related to COVID-19 but also the posts of other topics. This bug came with the automated system. Let me tell you that the automated system removes links to the wrong websites. But this bug also removed many other posts from the site.
It looks like an anti-spam rule at FB is going haywire. Facebook sent home content moderators yesterday, who generally can't WFH due to privacy commitments the company has made. We might be seeing the start of the ML going nuts with less human oversight. https://t.co/XCSz405wtR
— Alex Stamos (@alexstamos) March 17, 2020
A Facebook user shared a screenshot with Reuters in which a notification has come to the user stating that his post violates the company’s Community Guidelines. At the same time, the post has also been reported to be deleted from a user’s Instagram profile. If seen, this problem has come to light only when Facebook has given work from home to its employees due to virus prevention.