Facebook users have been left thoroughly confused after their feed was filled with posts from random people to celebrities.

Users of the popular social media platform around the world took to other social media apps to complain of the strange change to the algorithm, which saw "random" people crop up in their timeline.

Potential problems for Facebook's algorithm were highlighted on Twitter, with people flocking to the app to complain of the strange issue with Facebook, where people were "spammed with random people posting on celebrity pages" as one user put it.

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A series of outages and glitches were also reported and collected.

DownDetector, a website that tracks major websites and social media platforms, saw an uptick of complaints and outstanding glitch reports from 6am this morning (August 24).

One Twitter user wrote: "My feed is spammed with random people posting on celebrity pages?".

Another decided to try their luck and mentioned the official Facebook account on Twitter in a tweet, asking "are you OK bro?".

Reports from those affected and DownDetector claim that if someone posted to a celebrity's page, then everybody else following said famous person would see the post come up in their newsfeed.

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The strange issue is usually filtered out by algorithms but users across the globe have reported problems with posts on their feed.

Users experiencing those issues are also said to be finding themselves with outages entirely, with reports of Facebook outage issues in the UK, Spain, Mexico, France, Italy, Poland, Canada, the US and Australia.

Quick-thinking people are using the glitch to their advantage, posting to celebrity pages with requests for jobs, promotion of social channels and even business adverts, Sky News reported.

A Meta spokesperson speaking to Daily Star said: "We’re aware that some people are having trouble with their Facebook Feed. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience."

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