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Facebook Users Getting Messages From Old Groups

Submitted by on November 28, 2012 – 12:55 pmOne Comment

Could have sworn that you left the group “Extreme Partyers of U-Delaware” right after commencement? Thanks to a glitch in Facebook, your account could have rejoined that group- as well as dozens of others you were never even been a member of.

Reports started pouring in today that Facebook users were receiving dozens of notifications that they had joined groups, when the users had done no such thing. Sometimes these were groups the user had once belonged to, sometimes not. In either case, users had to manually unsubscribe from each of them- sometimes only to be rejoined moments later.

Some of these actions occurred while the user wasn’t even logged on to the site or on a computing device.

At the same time, owners of Private groups reported new members being added without their permission.

A Facebook representative told the BBC that they are “investigating.”

This glitch comes just days after Facebook had to rebuke users posting a bogus copyright “statement” on their profiles, believing it exempted them from Facebook policy. And while the social network’s media policy was not accurately reflected in the copyright posts, it showed just how willing users are to believe that the site is violating their privacy.

What do you think about this latest Facebook problem?

[via The Next Web; image via Facebook Blog]

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