Facebook is sending Jewish New Year messages to people who aren’t Jewish

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As much as Facebook ostensibly wants to be your friend, it mostly just wants to be a growing, massive data cache of your life, filled with loads of information about you—some true, some false. 

The latest comic evidence: some Facebook users were greeted with a “Happy New Year” message on the top of their News Feeds Wednesday and Thursday in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish holiday celebrating the New Year. 

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It wasn’t available to everyone, though, and some of the users saw it shared on Twitter that, nope, they weren’t Jewish. Others said, at the very least, they never self-identified to Facebook that they were Jewish (which they would’ve done by listing it as their chosen religion on their Facebook profiles).  Read more…

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