Facebook Correcting Bug That Affected Third-Party Sites’ Like Counts, Comment Threads

Websites with Facebook’s like button and comments plugin, fear not: Your popularity is not plummeting. Facebook is in the process of fixing a bug that reset like counts and made comment threads disappear on those pages.

The problem surfaced Monday afternoon, and as of Tuesday morning, some sites were still experiencing difficulties.

The social network confirmed the bug in a statement released to TechCrunch):

Earlier today, a display bug made it appear as if the like counts and comments on some sites had been reset. We are in the process of addressing the issue now, and sites should be displaying the correct number of likes and comments soon. No likes or comments were lost. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Readers: Did this experience any sites you work on or frequent?

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