This is just one big, existential metaphor for 2016.
I’ve already planned my own funeral. Everyone has to wear sequins and sip French 75’s before dancing to a very elaborate Beyoncé playlist. According to Facebook, this might be happening sooner than I thought, and it’s stressing me TF out since I’m not rich enough to afford my Givenchy burial dress.
What is either a glitch or Facebook pulling a dark joke after this shit-storm of a week/year, users logged into their accounts today to find themselves memorialized. A banner flashed across thousands of users’ newsfeeds urging friends and family to remember them.
“We hope people who love Julianne will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life,” it read. Even Mark Zuckerberg kicked the can for a hot sec.
While yes, this is most likely a temporary bug, there’s no denying this is very ironic timing to be “dead.” With Donald Trump elected as 45th President of the United States, Facebook newsfeeds are flooded with people mourning the death of, well, America.
Facebook is telling all my friends we're dead, which is appropriate because I had a feeling we were all in hell anyway.
I have felt that my soul was dead the past few days. Facebook clearly figured that out.
Facebook was in hot water earlier this week for allegedly distributing false news stories in its “trending” section. Some even accused the platform of swaying voter’s opinions.
Zuckerberg addressed the issue in a recent interview with Variety:
“Personally, I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, of which it’s a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea,” he said. “There is a certain profound lack of empathy in asserting that the only reason someone could have voted the way they did is because they saw some fake news.”
Could this be Facebook’s subtle way of exacting revenge on those blaming the social platform for Trump winning the election? Perhaps.
Everyone: Facebook caused Trump Facebook: You're all dead
facebook: "we're not a media company." also facebook: "fake news isn't a problem on facebook." also facebook: "you're all dead.
A Facebook spokesperson told BuzzFeed the “bug” has now been fixed. It reportedly started at 4pm EST and lasted for half an hour. Regardless, the only metaphor more perfect for 2016 is this bald eagle, stuck in a gutter:
Right now there is a bald eagle stuck in a sewer drain and I feel like it's the perfect metaphor for a Trump presidency #MemeThis #tytlive