facebook oopsFacebook is trying to cater to their large demographic of users who come from all around the world, so sometimes this includes greetings and messages that are specific to certain countries, cultures, and holidays, at least based on the information that you have provided the social network.

However recently it seems that Facebook’s kind and friendly gesture went the complete opposite direction. Just recently on Sunday, the country of Philippines celebrated its independence day in which Facebook created a graphic (see above) that its users in the Philippines could share, but little did they know that this essentially meant that the country had declared war.

Confused? Unless you’re familiar with flags, you probably missed it. Basically Philippines has no flag of war, and to declare that they are in a state of war, the colors of the flag are inverted, meaning that instead of the blue portion being on top and the red below, the red will be on top with the blue portion below.

Unsurprisingly users caught the mistake and in a statement made to a local newspaper The STAR, Facebook apologized for the mistake. “This was unintentional, and we’re sorry. We care deeply about the community in the Philippines and, in an attempt to connect people on Independence Day, we made a mistake.”

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