NS social media Platforms were dark this morning in the US, UK and parts of Europe. The timing sparked a great deal of speculation on Twitter (the main outlet for many Facebook users unable to express themselves in their usual fashion) that somehow the outage was related to some non-technical issue. The tech giant has suffered weeks of hard-hitting stories about its inner workings wall street journal. The report alleging a variety of unethical business decisions relied on a whistleblower went widely public. 60 minutes Interview.
According to Downdetector, there has been a significant drop in the number of reported problems with the three platforms between 5pm and 6pm ET.
Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer tweeted earlier this afternoon that efforts are still on to get everything working again. He wrote, “Sincerely *apologies to all those affected by the shutdown of Facebook-powered services right now.” “We are experiencing networking issues and teams are working as quickly as possible to debug and restore as quickly as possible.”
In an interestingly timely follow-up to Sunday’s loss 60 minutes Reports featuring Facebook whistleblowers, the social media giant’s apps are all experiencing outages today.
According to DownDetector and other monitors, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger are affected in the US and several other countries. Several initial press reports indicated that the problem appeared to be related to domain name system, or DNS, server problems.
The company said it is “aware that some people are having trouble accessing the Facebook app” and is working on restoring access.
A series of investigative articles by wall street journal Recent weeks have painted a negative picture of Facebook, one of the tech giants already under scrutiny by government regulators. They relied on documents leaked by former product manager Francis Haugen, which became public. 60 minutes. She said she felt obliged to present internal documents because the company made several decisions that went against the company’s own research findings.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not commented on the situation. about the same time 60 minutes As the segment aired, he posted a photo taken on his boat with Internet-enabled glasses. He is due to appear with other executives on the company’s third-quarter earnings call in the coming weeks.
It was not immediately clear how many of the company’s more than 2 billion active daily users are affected by the outage. Tens of thousands of problems have been reported to DownDetector.
The outage prompted a flood of messages on Twitter, where it quickly became the #1 trending topic. Even Netflix Couldn’t Stop Tweeting squid game About the situation. Here are some other responses:
When Instagram and Facebook are down. pic.twitter.com/mVFlVOOCOC
â netflix (@netflix) 4 October 2021
Instagram and Facebook are currently not working, as are democracy, society and a healthy sense of self.
â God (@TheTweetOfGod) 4 October 2021
The world if Instagram and Facebook were closed forever pic.twitter.com/z0zpL74mpf
â Morning Brew ï¸ (@MorningBrew) 4 October 2021