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Author Topic: Geolocation changed -> Facebook shows timeline-content in a different language  (Read 447 times)

bartgrefte

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Since last week, Facebook is showing lots of stuff on my timeline in German, this used to be English and I got a notification for a "nearby" event in Germany that's 600km from here, I don't call that nearby :P

The 1st thing I checked was the language setting, which was still set to English (US).

This morning I did a geolocation check at iplocation.net. My IPv4-adres still ended up in the same Dutch city as before (where my ISP's office is located I believe). My HE IPv6-adress however, that showed different results after I entered that at iplocation.net:
- IP2Location: Germany, Bayern, Rothenburg ob der Tauber
- ipinfo.io: Russia, St.-Petersburg, Saint Petersburg
- DB-IP: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

The 3rd is correct, I'm using the server in Amsterdam and the 1st result could explain why Facebook is suddenly showing me things in German.

Does anyone have any idea why this happened and how to solve this?

edit: I've send both ipinfo and IP2Location an email about this, although I haven't run into anything Russian yet. Who do you usually have to contact about this anyway, them or HE? ???
« Last Edit: June 10, 2017, 03:23:31 AM by bartgrefte »
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snarked

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Have you also set any language preferences in your browser?  That could override (or be the problem).
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bartgrefte

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Have you also set any language preferences in your browser?  That could override (or be the problem).
Nope, first thing I checked, also on Facebook itself where English (US) was still selected. I already tried changing it to English (UK), but that didn't have any affect.

So I am guessing it's probably being caused by IP2Location's database containing incorrect info, that I supposedly live in Germany. They are gonna check that out, hopefully fixed after an update in July.
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bartgrefte

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The IPv6 databases have been corrected, now they all show the Netherlands as country, 2 list my hometown as city and the 3rd (still) lists Amsterdam, where the tunnelserver is that I'm using.

Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to have solved the German-issue with Facebook that I'm still having. So unless Facebook is using a different database for IPv6, or there's a delay in processing corrected info, I've got no idea what to do next.

All IPv4 databases listed at iplocation.net show the Netherlands as the country, with the city my (IPv4-)ISP's office is located listed as location.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2017, 10:53:13 AM by bartgrefte »
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