‘OFFLINE’ – Facebook, Instagram Suffer Massive Worldwide Outage
By Fox News // October 4, 2021
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(FOX NEWS) – Facebook’s platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp, are suffering from widespread outages Monday.
According to DownDetecter, thousands of users across the globe began reporting outages on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp and Oculus around 11 a.m. Monday.
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone tweeted. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
Facebook did not immediately return FOX Business’ request for comment on the cause of the outages.
The issue comes less than 24 hours before whistleblower Frances Haugen is set to testify against the social media giant. On Sunday, Haugen was revealed on CBS’ “60 Minutes” as the woman who anonymously filed complaints with federal law enforcement that Facebook’s own research shows how it magnifies hate and misinformation, leads to increased polarization and that Instagram, specifically, can harm teenage girls’ mental health.
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