Thousands of Facebook users around the world reported issues with their news feeds on Wednesday as a glitch appeared to boost posts to celebrity fan pages and groups to the top of timelines.
On Downdetector, an outage tracking website, users posted reports of problems between 10:00 and 12:00 GMT+4.
Meta, Facebook’s parent company, apologised “for any inconvenience” and said the issue was resolved.
A total of 81% of the reports received by Downdetector flagged issues with Facebook feeds, with the rest specifically highlighting the app or website.
Concerns over the unavailability of content posted by friends and family, usually present for users at the top of their main feed, caused many to wonder whether Facebook had been hacked or flooded with spam.
Facebook outage fears have become more common since WhatsApp and other apps run by Meta stopped working for six hours last October.