Facebook accidentally declared the “state of war” on the Philippines by committing an immense independence day error. Facebook showed the red part at the top of country’s flag which resembles that the country is in a “state of war”.

Facebook Accidentally Declares “State Of War” in the Philippines

Do you know? In Philippines, it’s as simple as inverting the colors on the nation’s flag to represent the state of war and facebook definitely managed to learn this but in the extremely troublesome way. June 12 is the day when the Philippines achieved their independence from Spain’s 300 years of colonial rule on June 12, 1898.

Facebook accidentally Declares State Of War in the Philippines
Facebook accidentally Declares State Of War in the Philippines

As we know facebook doesn’t skip any chance to greet its users. Therefore, Facebook greeted Filipinos by representing the Philippine flag captioned with “Here’s to all of the Philippines’s health, happiness and prosperity. However, the flag was inverted.

Facebook gets the Philippine flag wrong and unintentionally declared the “State of war”. According to Philippines, the country’s flag with the red part at the top and Blue part at the bottom resembles that the country is in a “State of war”

Philippine Star newspaper noticed the mistake and stated through their facebook page “LOOK: In honor of Philippine Independence Day, Facebook’s home page greets Filipino netizens with a banner of the Philippine flag—except that it’s displayed with the red part at the top and the blue at the bottom, signifying the country is in a state of war.”

Some of the Filipino internet users didn’t miss their chance to point out the blunder of facebook, whereas some of them seem to poke fun at the situation. Many facebook users shared their feelings through twitter


After the scream of internet users facebook certainly noticed their mistake and sent an apologizing statement to the Star Newspaper “This was unintentional, and we’re sorry,” said Facebook in the statement.”

Facebook also said, “We care deeply about the community in the Philippines and, in an attempt to connect people on Independence Day, we made a mistake.”


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