Appear to be "dead" on Facebook? You're not alone

UPDATED: Not everyone is affected by the apparent bug, which "memorializes" profiles in the event of a Facebook user's death.

Are you dead? Good news! You're not alone. Facebook just "killed" a bunch of its users, and nobody's quite sure why.

The social networking giant inadvertently began switching over some profiles to "memorial" mode, which is only supposed to happen to memorialize a person's profile in the event of their death.

Word of the apparent issue began towards the close of business on Friday. Steve Kovach at Business Insider tweeted a photo of the apparent bug.

"Facebook killed everyone," he said. (We confirmed that he's absolutely fine.)

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And it appears that others have suffered the same issue.

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And even Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive, wasn't immune from the bug.

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Well, you get the idea.

A Facebook spokesperson said the issue was because of a "terrible error."

"For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts. This was a terrible error that we have now fixed," the spokesperson said. "We are very sorry that this happened and we worked as quickly as possible to fix it."

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