Netizens recently expressed deep concern when Facebook suddenly posted their old photos and statuses back on their walls. The posts simply got reposted without their permission but they had a different time and date stamp and seemed to have been freshly posted.
This new problem seems to be affecting people at random. Similar to the memories feature, it digs into the wall history and randomly reposts. However, this glitch does not prompt the owner nor seeks approval for the post. Gizmodo reports that this has annoyed users and caused confusion, calling on Facebook for a fix. Some have noticed that this happened after they used the Year-in-Review feature or after updating the app. However, Thrillist says there is no report of an actual link between these features.
In a statement quoted in Mashable, Facebook representatives said they were already aware of the problem and were in the midst of investigating the matter. There were no apologies issued, nor did they explain how this glitch happens.
In the meantime, PC Magazine published Facebook posts and tweets by users calling on Facebook to address the problem. Some have expressed anger, frustration, and even embarrassment over this snaffu.
In recent months, Facebook has been beset with problems. Thousands of users reported being locked out of their respective accounts after being determined dead by the Facebook programming. Facebook was also pinpointed as the major contributor in the proliferation of fake news especially during the campaign season. This prompted the management to create an anti-fake-news campaign, and more recently an additional feature on the app that would let users report a post as fake news.
Also, in the last few weeks, a scam spread on Facebook as it promised to give $800 in exchange for $100. With only a few weeks left in the year, will Facebook shape up in time for a good start in 2017?