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Facebook bug unblocked unwanted users

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Mandy Jefferson | 03 July, 2018, 21:53

Today, the company said it had discovered a bug that, from May 29 to June 5, accidentally unblocked more than 800,000 people that Facebook and Messenger users had blocked.

Facebook confirmed that a bug has temporarily unblocked some users from the blocked lists of around 800,000 users. The company has started notifying users of the glitch on Monday, July 2, it announced in a post, adding that it has been fixed, and everyone has been blocked once again. "People who were affected will get a notification on Facebook encouraging them to check their blocked list".

"There are many reasons why people block another person on Facebook".

When asked by a journalist, Facebook on Twitter provided context of what caused the bug and how it worked.

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Facebook is going to notify over eight lakh users about a bug which may have unblocked some people they had blocked, the company said in a release on Monday.

"We know that the ability to block someone is important - and we'd like to apologise and explain what happened". But if you sent a post to "friends of friends" or a wider audience, blocked people could see them.

Egan acknowledged that the issue is a serious one; when you block, you "may want to take a break from someone [but] other reasons are more serious like harassment or bullying", she wrote.

ANOTHER FACEBOOK FOIBLE has reared its head, this time in the form of a big that quietly unblocked blocked users so they could see the content and posts from their, er, blockers. To be sure, the company's transparency and clear communication on this latest one is admirable, but you can see how it adds up to death by a thousand cuts if Facebook can't somehow turn things around when it comes to public perception.

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