OtherGround Forums Glitch reveals Greta’s dad running her FB page LOL

8 days ago
6/3/03
Posts: 103855

I mean, not that this was a surprise, but nice to see it confirmed. 

.   

 

A Thursday evening software update at Facebook accidentally allowed anyone to view exactly who is posting under the accounts of public figures, businesses and other entities, according to Wired.

The result? For starters, some 3 million followers of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg have been reading posts written  by her father, Svante Thunberg, and a climate activist in India who serves as a delegate at the UN's Climate Change organization, Adarsh Prathap. Thunberg, Inc. claims Greta is still the one writing the content.

Greta, Inc. explained this in a Saturday Facebook post purporting to be the young climate activist.

"Some people have been asking who manages this page. First of all, since last spring I only use Facebook to repost what I write on my Twitter and Instagram accounts," reads the post, in which 'she' says she tried Facebook "early on," but didn't like it, so she uses "my father Svantes account to repost content."

"The rest that is shared on Facebook is reposted from Twitter and Instagram by the guy who founded the Greta Thunberg Facebook page long before I knew it existed. His name is Adarsh Prathap and he lives in India. Since a lot of people thought it was my official page in the beginning I asked if I could co-manage it and he said yes."

According to Facebook, the flaw was quickly fixed - but not before the people behind famous accounts were revealed and shared on public forums such as 4chan.

"We quickly fixed an issue where someone could see who edited or published a post on behalf of a Page when looking at its edit history," said the company in a statement. "We are grateful to the security researcher who alerted us to this issue."

Facebook says the bug was the result of a code update that it pushed Thursday evening. It's not something most people would have encountered on their own, since it took navigating to a Page, viewing an edit history, and realizing that there shouldn't be a name and profile picture assigned to edits to exploit it. Still, despite the Friday morning fix, screenshots circulated on 4chan, Imgur, and social media appearing to show the accounts behind the official Facebook Pages of the pseudonymous artist Banksy, Russian president Vladimir Putin, former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, the hacking collective Anonymous, climate activist Greta Thunberg, and rapper Snoop Dogg, among others.

Facebook points out that no information beyond a name and public profile link were available, but that information isn't supposed to appear in the edit history at all. And for people, say, running anti-regime Pages under a repressive government, making even that much information public is plenty alarming. -Wired

"People who run sensitive Pages from their own Facebook should now consider that their identity may be known," said Lukasz Olejnik independent privacy adviser and Oxford University Center for Technology and Global Affairs. "While mistakes happen, this one is unexpected."

8 days ago
6/3/03
Posts: 103856

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 27572
Shocker
8 days ago
8/9/12
Posts: 4301

 

8 days ago
4/15/16
Posts: 996
You really going to let your 16 year old daughter with 3 million followers run her own Facebook page? C'mon now.
8 days ago
10/15/13
Posts: 33895
Misaki - You really going to let your 16 year old daughter with 3 million followers run her own Facebook page? C'mon now.

Not the point, but okay

8 days ago
6/4/02
Posts: 19066

As much as a despise her, that’s good parenting.  Facebook and kids is a bad move.

8 days ago
10/15/13
Posts: 33900
Mike Wazowski -

As much as a despise her, that’s good parenting.  Facebook and kids is a bad move.

Yup, great parenting.

 

Must be tough for her in school being so famous 

8 days ago
11/10/18
Posts: 5807
Misaki - You really going to let your 16 year old daughter with 3 million followers run her own Facebook page? C'mon now.

Wow

8 days ago
11/10/18
Posts: 5808
Mike Wazowski -

As much as a despise her, that’s good parenting.  Facebook and kids is a bad move.

Double wow

8 days ago
12/16/11
Posts: 15358
Misaki - You really going to let your 16 year old daughter with 3 million followers run her own Facebook page? C'mon now.

You really gonna let a 16 year old determine climate policy for the world?

C’mon now.

8 days ago
3/12/02
Posts: 6950

Even Greta is outsourcing customer service and  IT to India

8 days ago
7/10/12
Posts: 19880

So what

8 days ago
4/25/13
Posts: 6050
Misaki - You really going to let your 16 year old daughter with 3 million followers run her own Facebook page? C'mon now.

That was not the point

One thing though she is 17 so can we stop acting like she is some pre-teen child. She is less then a year away from being able to own her own home, own a gun, fight in wars, vote, and numerous other things that any person that is 18 can do since they would be considered an adult.

 

Yes she is a high school drop out, yes she has asperger's  syndrome, yes she has major depression, but she is not some pre-teen child. Her problems are she has a bunch of mental health issues, little education and because of that she does not even have the ability to think for herself so she is just a puppet of her parents.

8 days ago
11/16/08
Posts: 17690
GnP Sonnen -

So what

So what??  This changes everything!  It's cool to be inspired by a retarded teenage girl but not by some old dude.

8 days ago
10/15/13
Posts: 33903
Vindell -
Misaki - You really going to let your 16 year old daughter with 3 million followers run her own Facebook page? C'mon now.

That was not the point

One thing though she is 17 so can we stop acting like she is some pre-teen child. She is less then a year away from being able to own her own home, own a gun, fight in wars, vote, and numerous other things that any person that is 18 can do since they would be considered an adult.

 

Yes she is a high school drop out, yes she has asperger's  syndrome, yes she has major depression, but she is not some pre-teen child. Her problems are she has a bunch of mental health issues, little education and because of that she does not even have the ability to think for herself so she is just a puppet of her parents.

Image result for how dare you gif

8 days ago
8/20/03
Posts: 149680
trobinson21 - 
Misaki - You really going to let your 16 year old daughter with 3 million followers run her own Facebook page? C'mon now.

You really gonna let a 16 year old determine climate policy for the world?

C’mon now.


8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 77843

Get the pitchforks!!

8 days ago
2/5/05
Posts: 49572

I love this place (and the right’s) obsession with her. 

8 days ago
5/24/17
Posts: 7932


8 days ago
11/21/19
Posts: 480

This has been quite a revealing Monday around here!

8 days ago
6/3/03
Posts: 103859
trobinson21 -
Misaki - You really going to let your 16 year old daughter with 3 million followers run her own Facebook page? C'mon now.

You really gonna let a 16 year old determine climate policy for the world?

C’mon now.

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 59993
Vindell -
Misaki - You really going to let your 16 year old daughter with 3 million followers run her own Facebook page? C'mon now.

That was not the point

One thing though she is 17 so can we stop acting like she is some pre-teen child. She is less then a year away from being able to own her own home, own a gun, fight in wars, vote, and numerous other things that any person that is 18 can do since they would be considered an adult.

 

Yes she is a high school drop out, yes she has asperger's  syndrome, yes she has major depression, but she is not some pre-teen child. Her problems are she has a bunch of mental health issues, little education and because of that she does not even have the ability to think for herself so she is just a puppet of her parents.

Lol @ “fight in wars”

Women don’t fight in wars.  Maybe some support duties, but no fighting. 
 

Mark

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 104315

Well,.is Dad going to offer any real, viable solutions to anything or is he as dumb (and repulsive) as his idiot daughter is?

8 days ago
8/18/13
Posts: 9224

Shame this didn’t happen on Twitter where surely we’d have found out that Cletus The Slack Jawed Yokel is the mastermind behind Trumps tweets