The Swedish teenager has amassed a loyal band of supporters on social media where she shares regular updates on her efforts to raise awareness of the threats facing the environment. But a Facebook bug which was live for several hours from Thursday evening to Friday morning enabled users to see which admins were responsible for editing pages. This meant that any user could view anonymous accounts which edit pages, including those belonging to celebrities.
One quick-minded fan of Greta, 17, tapped into one of her posts thanks to the glitch and managed to take screenshots of the accounts which had edited it.
And to her followers’ dismay, it showed the the accounts behind some of the posts were those belonging to her father Svante Thunberg and Indian climate change activist Adarsh Prathap.
But seeking to dispel any rumours that she had not penned the impassioned messages herself, Greta reached out to her nearly three million followers on Sunday, insisting she has wrote every single one of them.
She claimed she has used her father’s personal Facebook page to post some articles and links.
Greta Thunberg, 17, has insisted she has written all of her social media posts amid suspicions (Image: GETTY)
Greta speaks to a crowd of supporters at a rally in Turin, Italy (Image: GETTY)
Others, she said, were posted by Mr Prathap after he had taken them from her Twitter or Instagram pages.
She said she acts as co-manager of the @gretathunbergsweden page on Facebook, along with Mr Prathap who founded the page.
Greta said: “Some people have been asking who manages this page.
“First of all, since last spring I only use Facebook to repost what I write on my Twitter and Instagram accounts.
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