Ein möglicher Facebook-Bug führte dazu, dass Nutzer private Nachrichten auf ihrer Pinnwand vorfanden. Facebook dementierte und erklärte, es handle sich um zu jeder Zeit öffentliche Postings. Hoax oder Datenschutzsupergau ?
„Despite the company’s response, Facebook users insisted their now-public correspondence had been private. Matt Galligan wrote on Twitter: „No evidence aside, I saw it with my own two eyes. I have nothing to gain by falsely reporting this.“ Kim Fox, a former social media producer at CBC News, wrote on Twitter that she found several private Facebook messages from 2008 to 2012 posted on her timeline. She said she also saw private messages written by her on friends‘ pages.“