A Facebook bug is stopping users from posting anything with a link
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A new Facebook bug is causing major problems for users, with posts disappearing and new links apparently blocked from posting. The issue has been disastrous for organizations that rely on the Facebook to communicate with the public. Media brands, which have come to rely on Facebook for an increasing share of traffic, have been particularly quick to voice their displeasure. Crucially, the bug seems to be only affecting posts containing links to content outside of Facebook.
The problem seems to have begun last night with issues in Facebook’s image-scraping system, which automatically pulls pictures from posted links. The issue was reported in the Facebook developer forums and the ops team promised a fix but the resulting fix appears to…