Facebook Bug Unblocks People on 800K+ Accounts

Facebook bug temporarily unblocked people from 800,000+ block lists

Facebook reveals bug that unblocked users | TheHill

A bug affecting 800,000 Facebook users briefly unblocked people they had barred from contacting them, the company revealed Monday.

The bug was active from May 29 to June 5 in both Facebook and Messenger, company chief privacy officer Erin Egan informed. Likewise, a previously blocked contact might have been able to contact someone who had blocked them on Messenger.

Responding to Facebook's blog, TechCrunch's Josh Constine said in a tweet that the block bug would further shake the confidence of stalking and abuse victims who trust the platform.

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"We know that the ability to block someone is important - and we'd like to apologise".

Blocking someone on Facebook prevents them from seeing posts in a blocker's profile; connecting as a friend, or starting Messenger conversations.

It's the second software bug in less than a month that the company has notified users about.

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If you are anxious that you would need to again block the Facebook users you had blocked in the past, Facebook says it has taken care of that for you. Unblocked users have been blocked again. For example, their relationship may have changed or they may want to take a break from someone posting content they find annoying. That bug affected as many as 14 million users over several days in May. "People who were affected will get a notification on Facebook encouraging them to check their blocked list".

The unblocked users were not able to see content shared with the friends of those they'd been blocked by, and the bug "did not reinstate any friend connections that had been severed". The other 17 percent of users had more than one person unblocked, thanks to the bug.

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