Facebook group Social media crash, as far as we know

Facebook group Social media crash, as far as we know

WhatsApp and Facebook

The Facebook group’s social networks have been inaccessible since 4pm world time. This resistance affects Europe, the United States and Africa. Situation that blocks contacts on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger sites.

There have been no updates on the Facebook group’s sites, no release of stories or content. Since 4pm on Monday, October 4, 2021, thousands of users of these sites have noticed this error. According to the Down Detector site, the failure of the US company will affect millions of users worldwide. “We don’t have access to Facebook and Instagram social networks,” laments a young Congolese. “We have not been in contact with colleagues since 4:00 pm. WhatsApp and Messenger are inaccessible,” he said. Afrik.comSenegalese student living in Liege, Belgium.

So far the US company has not reported any official information on the inconvenience, however, its spokeswoman Andy Stone posted a text message on Twitter in which he assured his users. “We know some people have difficulty accessing our applications and products. We are working to return to normalcy as soon as possible, we apologize for this inconvenience,” his page reads.

With nearly 3 billion monthly users, Facebook is the global benchmark for communication and interaction between people from different backgrounds. According to many sources, this failure is linked to a problem with the domain name, preventing the browser from specifying the address of the requested site. Other sources make it clear that the practice was criticized as shameful. According to our colleagues in the newspaper Point, Engineer Frances Hogan has released documents accusing Facebook of favoring profits over the safety of its users.

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About the Author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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