Facebook was underfire Monday, as millions of users reported seeing their private messages turning up on their public wall.
Users claimed the private posts were showing up in 2007, 2008 and 2009 on their timeline, but Facebook insists that this is not true, and users are just seeing old wall posts.
Here's what Facebook had to say to Techcrunch:
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“Every report we’ve seen, we’ve gone back and checked. We haven’t seen one report that’s been confirmed [of a private message being exposed]. A lot of the confusion is because before 2009 there were no likes and no comments on wall posts. People went back and forth with wall posts instead of having a conversation [in the comments of single wall post.]“
Users are advised to check their walls for fishy posts, and delete them, or hide them if they aren't supposed to be public.
You can check what your public profile looks like, by going to the gear icon to the right of the Activity Log, and choose "View as..." This should show you what the public sees.