Facebook authentication throws error in Russian

Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Linux Mint 19.3

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Opera

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: https://www.inaturalist.org/home, the login failed screen (don’t have the URL handy).

Screenshots of what you are seeing (instructions for taking a screenshot on computers and mobile devices: https://www.take-a-screenshot.org/):

Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):
I am not Russian and do not understand Russian. My machine locale is set to Europe > London. My ISP is in the UK and my IP address is always found in the UK. There is nothing in the browser overwriting my locale. My iNat locale is set to GMT and English.

This error only occurs when the Facebook authentication fails and I have to try and log in multiple times.

Step 1: Login through Facebook authentication.

Step 2: When it fails, try to login through Facebook authentication again and again until you are logged in. The above message will be shown.

The message in the screenshot translates to:

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Russian hackers!

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Oh yes, we are everywhere. Did you call me? :grinning:


I’ve had this warning pop up in various languages from time to time over the past year or two. I’m from UK with system language set to English but have definitely seen it in Spanish a couple of times and others I don’t remember.


Same here. In French and Spanish.