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Facebook Uses Wrong Flag, Accidentally Announces War For The Philippines

Facebook Uses Wrong Flag, Accidentally Announces War For The Philippines

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) has messed up while trying to connect with the people in Philippines over the nation's Independence Day. The social media giant displayed the country's flag upside down, which is done only when the Philippines is at war, according to a report on Philippines Star.

On June 12, the social networking giant displayed a banner to its users in the Philippines, wishing them a happy Independence Day.

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"Here's to all of the Philippines' health, happiness and prosperity," the message read, beneath a stylized woman carrying the country's flag.

Source: Philippines Star

Normally, the Philippines flag is blue on top and red below (along with a yellow sun and three stars in a white triangle). But, Facebook inverted the flag with red on top, and blue at bottom — which signifies the country is at war.


Thankfully, Facebook apologized over its mistake.

"This was unintentional, and we're sorry," said Facebook in a statement sent to The STAR. "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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