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Well it's been one hell of a week in America. ICYMI: we elected a deeply divisive reality star to run the country. Drake and Taylor Swift might be dating. And then, earlier today Facebook told a bunch of people they were dead. That's an unnerving message to get, especially when you're alive.

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In a weird ending to the weirdest possible week, around 3:45 pm, a banner at the top of many Facebook users' profiles showed a message that read: “We hope people who love [your name] will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate [your] life.”

Huh. Well, this was either a bug or a reflection on the current state of things in the USA.

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Turns out, it's a bug—and an unintentional reflection on the current state of things in the USA. In a statement to The Huffington Post, Facebook (the entity! it speaks!) said the mass memorial messages were a “terrible error."

“For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts,” said a spokesman. “This was a terrible error that we have now fixed. We are very sorry that this happened and we worked as quickly as possible to fix it.”

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So, that solves it. You're not dead, and Facebook is very sorry. You may or may not be.

Sources: Huffington Post