The Cyber Express investigated the glitch and found that Facebook’s “Mention” feature is turned on for all users, making it easy for anyone to post anything on celebrity feeds. This means that people from around the world can post on celebrity pages’ feeds, and that will appear on their followers’ timelines. The glitch also allows Facebook users to spam and self-promote their services to those who followed these celebrity pages.
How is the Facebook glitch spamming celebrity pages?
— Dawood (@Dawoodthewise) August 24, 2022
So far, many pages have been spammed by random comments from people. While some post random greetings such as “Hi” and “Hello”, other users are spamming the pages with links, videos, and images. Some users are also targeting famous music artists, athletes, and Hollywood celebrities on the app.
The news comes after users took the issue on Twitter and shared images of random posts on celebrity pages. While some users saw limited posts, other users, who were following several celebrity pages on Facebook, were flooded with posts from random users, which somehow made their way into everyone’s feed. Facebook is yet to release an official statement on the issue as this is a new glitch that users noticed today.
How does this Facebook Glitch work?
— Stewart Sowman-Lund (@StewartLundNZ) August 24, 2022
A standard Facebook account allows users to post images, text, and videos within their timeline. However, pages with verification badges AKA “Blue Ticks,” have more security than standard accounts. Not everyone can post on these pages, and they usually require administrator access to post something via the page.
However, it has a “Mention” feature that allows users to mention the page name within their timeline, and it does not appear on the verified page feed. However, this recent glitch made it possible for Facebook users to post on celebrity pages using a backend error found in Facebook settings.
The company might fix the issue soon, but as of August 24, 2022, over a hundred accounts have been affected, and users are leaving links to third-party websites.
The Cyber Express has not verified the authenticity of the leaked data. Facebook is yet to respond to TCE’s request for information of the above mentioned glitch.