Facebook Squashes Account Disabling Bug

Paul Lilly

If you're one of the unlucky few who tried to log into Facebook yesterday only to find that your account had mysteriously been disabled, you can relax, everything should be back to normal, CNet reports .

"Earlier today, we discovered a bug in a system designed to detect and disable likely fake accounts," Facebook wrote in an email on Tuesday. "The bug, which was live for a short period of time, caused a very small percentage of Facebook accounts to be mistakenly disabled."

The bug appears to have only affected female accounts, at least according to the complaints on Facebook Twitter, all of which either came from female users, or male users posting on behalf of a female.

According to Facebook, the bug affected a system designed to obtain owner verification from flagged accounts.

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