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Global Outage Takes Down Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp

The outages were reported on Oct. 4


Three Facebook-owned platforms are down after a worldwide outage.

Facebook, Instagram, and the popular messaging app WhatsApp are all out of service for tens of thousands of users, according to Downdetector.com.

In a statement on Twitter, the social media giant said, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products.”

“We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible,” the company added.

Instagram and WhatsApp also confirmed issues on their Twitter pages. 

All three platforms operate on a common infrastructure.

Downdetector, which only tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform, showed there were more than 50,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook and Instagram,” reports Reuters. “The outage might be affecting a larger number of users. Meanwhile, the social-media giant’s instant messaging platform WhatsApp was also down for over 35,000 users, while Messenger was down for nearly 9,800 users.”

An error on Facebook “suggested a Domain Name System (DNS) error. DNS allows web addresses to take users to their destinations. A similar outage at cloud company Akamai Technologies Inc took down multiple websites in July,” per NDTV.

Facebook was temporarily out of service in both March and July due to large-scale outages.

According to CNN, “The outage came the morning after ’60 Minutes’ aired a segment in which Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen claimed the company is aware of how its platforms are used to spread hate, violence and misinformation, and that Facebook has tried to hide that evidence. Facebook has pushed back on those claims.”

News of the outages prompted a plethora of reactions on Twitter.

The official cause of the outages has not yet been publicly announced.

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20 responses to “Global Outage Takes Down Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp”

  1. guitarocigaro says:

    Sorry about the wait, kind of wish this site notified on replies and I was headed to my second job so no time to follow up till now. I got that info from another colleague in the tech field who hadn’t cited what he was reading, this site has a pretty good breakdown of the blow by blow: https://unshackledminds.com/facebook-is-alive-dns-issues-being-resolved-after-six-hours-of-darkness/

  2. JRPatriot says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised at all if this was an inside job to prevent the truth from getting out about the “vaccines” from Project Veritas. Literally the same day that, I quote, “Your suspicions are about to be confirmed tonight at 8PM” from James O’Keefe.

  3. AndrewSimons says:

    Yep. Exactly

  4. otis says:

    Agreed!

  5. otis says:

    It is not an accident that this is happening the day before the whistleblower testifies before Congress.

  6. drspinaltap says:

    Dear Jesus, please create a social media outage that lasts until the end of time. In Jesus name we pray…..

  7. AndrewSimons says:

    I feel like they are trying to stop something from spreading. Like project veritas or something

  8. sayurijean says:

    Thank you, good sir. Could you share a link for further reading?

  9. sayurijean says:

    The Millenium Edition of ms windows is still good. Don’t fight it.

  10. pandusa says:

    Maybe a solar coronal ejection will take out some satellites and give some Emperor’s New Clothes folk a “reality check”. So, they thought they had something to whine about. Welcome back the 1800s. Humanity pays no attention to the tap on the shoulder, or whisper in the ear. It is ALWAYS the 2 x 4…right upside the head.

  11. Fool_Moony says:

    And nothing of value was lost…

  12. JoachimBlokk says:

    Cilantro is awesome fight me.

  13. pandusa says:

    As we say in the south…the bitch done jumped the fence.

  14. pandusa says:

    We can always hope but for now… Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Another coincidence- after the 60 Minutes segment…bet a bunch of info got deleted. Just ENJOY watching the cockroaches run, once the light comes on.

  15. MassSkeptic says:

    Such a sad moment for humanity. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of tyrants.

  16. colestiverson says:

    Absolutely no one:
    That would be a real blow to humanity if it never came back on again.

  17. guitarocigaro says:

    From what I am hearing it is due to facebook withdrawing authoritative DNS routes. This is typically something that has to be done from the inside and will possibly take quite some time to resolve. I say let it burn.

  18. cathy.drazek says:

    I don’t remember who said it, but on the IRL podcast a couple days ago, it was suggested how much better life would be if Social Media were to collapse. I hope someone put a worm into the infrastructure that houses Zuck’s babies and takes it out for good. Imagine how much better we would be.

  19. LG54 says:

    Amen from the crowd.

  20. Will_Was_Here says:

    Let’s hope it goes on for days if not forever.

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