How Many Dead People Are on Facebook?

Sam Westreich, PhD
Sep 21, 2020 · 5 min read

What happens to your social media when you die — and how to prepare now

“The lighting, the background — this is going to be the perfect photo for my memorial service!” Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash

I see dead people… on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts.

Herman Cain, for example, is tweeting a lot of critical posts about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. And this is odd, because Herman Cain died more than a month ago. (No sense in letting all those followers go to waste…