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According to several reports, for a brief time period on Thursday late afternoon (or early evening, depending on your time zone), multiple major Internet news sites experienced a bug that redirected visitors to Facebook--specifically, a Facebook error page. At least one source, Say Media, believes that the issue stemmed from a problem with oAuh authentication in Facebook Connect (which is the feature that embeds those Facebook widgets into third-party sites). Thus, the redirect affected only those that were logged into Facebook at the time they visited given sites--but of course, that’s a huge number of people. Several sites reported experiencing this issue anywhere from under 15 minutes... Read more...