Has Facebook been hacked? News Feed Failure Explained

Thousands of users have reported problems with their news feed because random posts to celebrity pages clog the homepage

If you tried checking your Facebook News Feed this morning, chances are your homepage looks a little different than usual.

It seems that the social media platform has been hit with some sort of bug or glitch that has caused users’ feeds to become clogged with random people posting to celebrity pages.

This is all you need to know.

What’s happening on Facebook?

It seems for many that the news feed on the Facebook homepage has failed, leaving users’ Facebook feeds taken over by random accounts posting to celebrity pages.

Around 6:40 am this morning, the reports of problems on Facebook started to increase Downward Detectorwith over 80% of reported issues related to users’ news feed.

One person tweeted: “Does anyone else see every single post to random celebrities on Facebook now? #Facebook #FB”

Thousands have reported problems with their accounts (Photo by DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images)

Another user asked, “What’s going on with Facebook? I don’t want to see comments from random people on pages I like. Make it stop [mind blown emoji]”

Another wrote: “Hey @Facebook, please sort your news feed. As much as I love consuming content, I don’t want to read every post anyone writes on Kevin Hart’s page [laughing emoji]”

“Is someone else’s Facebook news feed acting weird? I’m trying to scroll through my news feed and all I see is people posting to pages of people I follow like Neymar Jr, Eminem, etc instead of the stuff from my friends,” another tweeted.

Has my account been hacked?

While many users understandably ask if their accounts have been hacked, there is no evidence that this is the case.

Since the problem affects a large number of users around the world, it is more likely that the Facebook algorithm has been affected by a bug or glitch.

If you’re concerned about your account, there are a few steps you can take to keep your account safe.

For starters, you can change your password – you can do this by going to your settings and then clicking on “password and security”.

From there you should see an option to change your password. You need to enter your current password and then retype what you want your new password to be. Once you’re ready to go, click “save changes” to save your new password.

Has your Facebook account been affected? (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

If you have forgotten your password, don’t panic, you can always reset it. Once logged in, follow the same steps to change your password, but select “forgot password?” option and follow the instructions.

You need access to the email address associated with your Facebook account to reset it.

To make your account extra secure, you can also set up two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication works by having you enter your password and then enter a special login code/confirm your login attempt every time you want to log into your account.

To enable two-factor authentication, go to your security and login settings and then click the edit button under the “use two-factor authentication” option. From there, follow the instructions to set it up.

Did Facebook say anything?

Facebook has confirmed that it is working on a fix for an issue with the main feed.

A spokesperson for parent company Meta said: “We are aware that some people are having issues with their Facebook feed. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible and we apologize for the inconvenience.”

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