None of the Facebook share links work today???

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Charles Gundlach (unverified)

19 May, 2019 08:31 PM

None of the Facebook share links work today??? The twitter link does, but there is no response when clicking the Facebook link.

  1. 1 Posted by Eyesbright on 19 May, 2019 08:50 PM

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    Your best bet is always to simply copy the link (the URL) to the article and paste it in Facebook.
    Basic info to do that:
    1. Make sure you're in the diary you want to share by clicking on the title.
    2. At the very top of the page on your computer screen (not the Daily Kos page) is the address bar that shows you where you are. Copy that entire line (that's the URL, the "link" to the article).
    3. Go to your Facebook page. Paste that line in, wait a few seconds until you see the "preview" (the Title of the Daily Kos article) and click on the FB button that says Post.

    That should do it. Holler if you need more information.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 20 May, 2019 07:11 PM

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    It's possible that you have a third-party blocker that is interfering with your attempts to share with the FB button.

    Some browser extensions designed to protect users' internet privacy do so by blocking requests to tracking 3rd party services. We see it most commonly when people have difficulty sharing stories to Facebook. "Disconnect" is one example of this kind of add-on or plug-in, but there is a whole class of them.

    If this is the case for your browser, it's probably possible for you to disable this extension for Daily Kos if you choose. In any case, you may still share posts via copy&paste to your own timeline, though that's not as convenient as using the share button.

    We appreciate your support of the site. Thanks for raising the issue.

  3. 3 Posted by c-man (unverifi... on 20 May, 2019 07:52 PM

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    Thanks for your input, but following your suggestion resulted in the same
    problem. I tried it in several browsers, and it had to do with private
    browsing in Firefox and coolie problems in others. All is now working OK,

  4. 4 Posted by c-man (unverifi... on 20 May, 2019 07:59 PM

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    Thank you!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 20 May, 2019 09:43 PM

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    Great. Thank you for the update.

  6. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 20 May, 2019 09:43 PM.

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