Facebook blames "a bug" for keeping users' discarded videos on its servers11
"a bug" in the system. The statement goes on to assure users that the company is in the process of permanently removing previously discarded video recordings.Zuckerberg's company has now issued an official apology regarding the matter, stating that the culprit that prevented videos from being deleted for good was
A Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company is currently looking into reports: “We investigated a report that some people were seeing their old draft videos when they accessed their information from our Download Your Information tool. We discovered a bug that prevented draft videos from being deleted. We are deleting them and apologize for the inconvenience.”
The spokesperson added that the discarded content has in no way been publicly shared.
This information comes hot on the heels of recent scandalous revelations that 50 million Facebook users had personal information used without their permission to create psychological profiles for the 2016 US presidential election. In the wake of the fiasco, users have been downloading their Facebook data archives only to discover that the social network had also been collecting information about their contacts, as well as call and text logs on Android.