Last night a rogue bug hit Facebook, but oddly decided to turn sexist and only disable female accounts. Facebook has said that a problem occurred in their system which was designed to hunt down fake accounts and then disable them pending a review.
The bug was swiftly fixed and Facebook has issued a statement since saying that “the bug was live for a very short time [and] caused a very small percentage of Facebook accounts to be mistakenly disabled. Upon discovering the bug, we worked immediately to resolve it. It’s now been fixed, and we’re in the process of reactivating and notifying the people who were affected”. Statement courtesy of Thinq.
The bug was acknowledged by the social network, however it is unclear why only female accounts were targeted and disabled. In the meantime those who wrongly have had their accounts disabled have found alternate methods of broadcasting their opinion by taking to Twitter and blogging their displeasure.
What do you think about the bug and it only affecting females? If the problem has happened to you and your account has been disabled, get in touch with us by leaving a comment.