Facebook Glitch Is Telling People They’ve Been Friends for 46 Years

December 31, 2015 Updated: January 2, 2016
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Facebook says it’s aware of a glitch that’s telling users they’ve been friends for decades, specifically 46 years, even though Facebook was created in 2004.

According to The Daily Dot, the Dec. 31, 1969 date is significant in computer science because Jan. 1, 1970 GMT, is when the Unix operating system started tracking time.

If a computer is reset, the date in the United States will appear as Dec. 31, 1969.

A Facebook spokesperson told ABC News: “We’ve identified this bug and the team’s fixing it now so everyone can ring in 2016 feeling young again.”