Facebook pages shows (fake) likes of Deceased people

I was roaming around in my Facebook feed and suddenly I noticed something unusual.

My old Facebook friend “Thilaga Vathi” (https://www.facebook.com/thilagabindiya) who was deceased in a Fire accident (click here for the news) occurred in her rented house killing 4 people in the late 2012, re-appeared on my Facebook feed in late 2013 by liking the official facebook page of ‘Jai Ho’ movie! (https://www.facebook.com/JaiHoOnline). I was really surprised to see she “liked” the page which was created in November 17, 2013.

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I wasn’t sure if someone else were using her account, so I asked her best friends (whom I know) and some random friends in her friend’s list. All of them said they don’t think no one else is using her profile and this could either be a bug or a merged page.

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‘Jai Ho’ is a remake of the movie Tollywood movie Stalin. Sohail Khan, the director of the film announced his intention to remake the movie in late 2012 in the name of “Mental”. The title was only renamed to ‘Jai Ho’ in mid-2013. So to Obviously even if Thilaga have liked the page Mental, it can’t be migrated to the page Jai Ho (Facebook only allows to migrate pages of the same name).

So my best guess is that my friend had NOT liked the ‘Jai Ho’ page or any page which were possible be migrated. So how did this happen?

Facebook seems to remove Fake likes from many pages but incidents like this shows there’s still flaws in their system or Facebook itself is promoting pages with fake likes from in-active accounts.

Incidents like this is actually hurtful for victim’s loved ones. 😦

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2 comments on “Facebook pages shows (fake) likes of Deceased people

  1. Is the account memorialised? If not, it’s possible someone guessed the password (especially if it’s an insecure password).

    • Yes, that could be a chance Daniel. But there was no “activity” seen on her page since then. I don’t think anyone would hack into a deceased person’s account just for liking a page.

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