Facebook bug temporarily blocked coronavirus news
The company said it has now restored all the incorrectly deleted posts, which also covered topics beyond the coronavirus.
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Users complained that links to news stories about school closings and other information related to the virus outbreak were blocked by the company's automated system.
Later on Tuesday, Rosen tweeted that Facebook had restored all the incorrectly deleted posts, which also covered topics beyond the coronavirus.
Rosen said the problems were unrelated to any changes in Facebook's content-moderator workforce. The company reportedly sent its human moderators home this week because of the coronavirus outbreak.
We’ve restored all the posts that were incorrectly removed, which included posts on all topics - not just those rel… https://t.co/sHXjPFt9fJ— Guy Rosen (@guyro) 1584495065000
A representative for Facebook did not immediately respond to questions on the status of Facebook's content moderators, many of whom do not work directly for the company and are not always able to work from home.