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Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp – DOWN DOWN DOWN!

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You are not alone; the social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp Messenger are down in many countries around the world for almost an hour starting from 10 pm (UK time).

Facebook users were seeing a message saying “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can”.   Users of Instagram were blocked, whilst Whatsapp users were unable to connect to the service.

Facebook has said the problems were caused by a “networking issue”, a vague response.  Were the outages caused by internal employee misconfiguration, or something more sinister as a hack or ddos?

Would it be a good thing if these sites went down permanently? They are a business with a monopoly, given the recent facebook scandals it could be argued that facebook is detrimental to democracy and free speech.

Reports from downdetector.uk:

Published: 09/01/2018 02:04 by: downdetector.co.uk
Most reported problems:

  • Log in (55%)
  • apps (22%)
  • Total blackout (22%)

 

Published: 09/03/2018 21:48by: downdetector.co.uk
Most reported problems:

  • Log in (43%)
  • Total blackout (33%)
  • pictures (23%)

 Some reactions from twitter:

 


But, could our dear old Tom be the main culprit? 🙂




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    Valentina. Tech blogger, researcher, dreamer.

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