Facebook ‘declares war’ in Philippine flag gaffe

June 14, 2016 2:36 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

Facebook has apologized for accidentally declaring the Philippines was in a state of war, in what was meant to be an innocuous flag tribute for Independence Day.

, the Philippines has 51 million monthly active Facebook users
The Philippines has 51 million monthly active Facebook users

The social media giant greeted Filipinos a “Happy Independence Day” on Sunday with a post showing a Philippine flag, but it was upside-down with red rather than blue at the top. In the Philippines, this officially means the nation is at war.

Facebook, which routinely comes out with greetings to mark holidays around the world, apologized for the blunder. Read More

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