Meta admits Facebook bug led to a 'surge of misinformation' and other harmful content appearing in News Feeds between October and March
Meta has admitted that a Facebook bug led to a 'surge of misinformation' and other harmful content appearing in users' News Feeds between October and March.
According to an internal document, engineers at Mark Zuckerberg's firm failed to suppress posts from 'repeat misinformation offenders' for almost six months.
During the period, Facebook systems also likely failed to properly demote nudity, violence and Russian state media during the war on Ukraine, the document said.
MailOnline has contacted Meta for comment, although the firm reportedly confirmed the six-month long bug to the Verge.
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