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Facebook down: why is my news feed showing celebrity memes?

Facebook is seemingly having problems with its news feed today (Credit: Getty)

Facebook users around the UK reported issues with their news feed this morning as they tried to browse the app.

Instead of seeing regular posts from friends, families or groups they follow, many people were being shown random posts on celebrity pages.

These include memes and updates posted by other users on the pages of the celebrities they follow.

As a result, reports flooded in to DownDetector (starting at around 6.30am this morning, August 24) of problems with the app.

According to the site, which tracks outages of popular pages, 43% of users had issues with the app, 40% had problems specifically with their feed and 16% reported problems affecting the website.

Many Facebook users turned to its rival, Twitter, to try and find out if other people were experiencing the same problem.

One user wrote: ‘@facebook is down or what???? My feed is spammed with what random people are commenting on celebrity pages’

In a statement provided to Metro.co.uk, Facebook’s parent company Meta said it was aware of the issue and had fixed it.

‘Earlier today, a configuration change caused some people to have trouble with their Facebook Feed,’ a Meta spokesperson said.

‘We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologise for any inconvenience.’


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