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Facebook warns users to check private posts after bug made them public

14 million people have been affected.

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Facebook has issued a warning to users regarding their private posts that may have accidentally been made public.

Recently, the social media platform revealed that despite some users changing their preferences on their posts to be set to private, they were automatically made public.

The bug was thought to have affected 14 million people between May 18 and May 22, however it’s now been revealed to have been worse than originally thought.

Facebook wrote in an alert: “Please review your posts.

“[Name], we recently discovered a technical error between 18 and 27 May that automatically suggested a public audience when you were creating posts.

“We apologise for this mistake. The problem has been fixed and we’ve changed the audience of any posts you made to what you had been using before, just in case.

“You can go to your activity log to review the posts you made during this time.”

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The bug reportedly came into effect when Facebook was testing a new feature.

This comes after Instagram and Netflix both went down for some users.

According to the website Down Detector, Instagram users in the UK, US, and parts of South America were affected several hours ago.

Users took to Twitter to see what was going on.

Netflix also crashed mere hours before.

“Netflix error: this title is not available to watch instantly,” is the only thing anyone was shown.

In a statement on Twitter Netflix said: “We are aware of members having trouble streaming on all devices. We are investigating the issue and appreciate your patience.”

Luckily, it all got sorted within a few hours.

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