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Major Outage Hits Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all experienced major outages on Friday, affecting millions of users around the world.

Independent report The world’s three most popular social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, all owned by Silicon Valley kingpin Mark Zuckerberg, suffered a massive outage that left millions of users unable to access their accounts about it. Users in various locations including Indiana, Washington, Florida, Nebraska, and New York first reported the issue around 11:45 AM PST.

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We have seen an increase in reports from users who were unable to access these platforms. down detector, a platform that tracks internet outages. On Facebook he had issues reported by over 12,000 users, while on Instagram and WhatsApp he had issues reported by over 6,600 and his over 1,300 users respectively. As with any reporting system, only a minority of users with problems actually report outages.

Facebook (now known as Meta) issued a statement acknowledging the widespread confusion. “We are aware that some people are having issues accessing our products. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience.” said the company.

Breitbart News previously reported that the catastrophic outage at Mark Zuckerberg’s company was caused by a “configuration change.”

Our engineering team learned that a configuration change in the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers caused this communication disruption issue. This network traffic disruption had a cascading effect on how the data center communicated, resulting in service outages.

We would like to clarify that at this time we believe the root cause of this outage is an incomplete configuration change. Also, there is no evidence that user data was compromised as a result of this downtime.

read more Independent here.

Lucas Nolan is a Breitbart News reporter who covers free speech and online censorship issues. follow him on twitter @LucasNolan

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