Philippines: Facebook has apologized for showing the flag of Philippines inverted in a greeting that appeared on the timeline of Philippine users on June 12, the country’s Independence day. The button, which allows users to share their Independence Day greetings to their contacts, carried an inverted Philippine flag that immediately got the attention of Filipino netizens.
“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.” “Happy Independence Day! Here’s to all of the Philippines’ health, happiness and prosperity,” read the greeting that appeared on users’ timeline Sunday.
While Facebook appeared to have taken down the original Independence Day Button, screenshots of the gaffe have already been posted on different social networking sites.