A bug is causing tweets from people you don’t follow to show up in your timeline
UPDATE: Jan. 11, 2017, 3:34 p.m. EST According to the Twitter, a bug caused the “Liked by ___ and # others” label to not display along with the tweets. The bug has been fixed and tweets in your timeline from people you don’t follow, but who are within your broader network (as designated under the “You might like” header), should properly show the label again.
The original story follows below.
Seeing tweets in your Twitter timeline from people you don’t follow? Stay calm, you’re not going crazy.
Some Twitter users started reporting on Wednesday that their timelines are displaying tweets from people they aren’t following.
Twitter told BuzzFeed Newsit was aware of the “bug” and was working on a fix.
Needless to say, many Twitter users were not happy to see these unwanted tweets:
Weird that twitter now shows you popular tweets from people you don’t follow. I don’t follow them for a reason lmao
Owen (@OwenStewart21) January 11, 2017
Is it just me who has started seeing tweets from total random people that I don’t follow? Also timeline is all over the place.
Boogie (@BoogsTweets) January 11, 2017
Why is twitter showing me tweets from people I don’t follow and who don’t follow me. I have no idea who these people are
Mom (@patinotcarter) January 11, 2017
Fuck offfff twitter filling my timeline with turds I don’t even follow
Stuart (@stu92_) January 11, 2017
The tweets also don’t appear to be promoted ones, either:
Is Twitter glitching? Why is is showing me tweets from people I don’t follow that weren’t retweeted or promoted on my timeline
alyssa (@SOLONIALLRlSE) January 11, 2017
Why am I seeing tweets on my timeline from people I don’t follow and they haven’t been retweeted by anyone? What did Twitter change now.
Oi (@badgyalrow) January 11, 2017
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