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Facebook Pays $10,000 Reward to 10-Year-Old for Reporting Instagram Glitch

"I wanted to see if Instagram's comment field could stand malicious code. Turns out it couldn't," the boy says

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    Facebook has given a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its photo-sharing app, Instagram, according to Reuters. 

    "I wanted to see if Instagram's comment field could stand malicious code. Turns out it couldn't," Jani, whose last name was not released for privacy reasons, told Finland's Iltalehti newspaper. 

    The boy is the youngest ever recipient of Facebook’s “bug bounty,” which is paid to users who find bugs or weaknesses in its platforms. 

    "I could have deleted anyone's comments from there. Even Justin Bieber's," he told Iltalehti. 

    Facebook said the glitch was fixed in February and the reward paid in March.