Facebook and Instagram go down
Oct 4, 2021

On Monday, Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp stopped working around 11:30 AM eastern time. Billions of users rely on social media, so you can imagine not having those platforms affected people. The services did not come back online until 5:30 PM.

According to eMarketer, Facebook's US digital advertising is more than $48 billion annually. That is why they raced to find the solution quickly. Was it a DNS issue? Facebook said the engineers determined the problem came from a networking issue that interrupted communications. Facebook went on twitter an hour after the outage telling users they were working on the problem.

Facebook's stock dropped 5% on Monday.

 

 

Source : USA Today

 

 

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