Facebook Outage

October 4, 2021

This is epic.

Expert on internet networks Doug Madory, Kentik Inc., on a major Facebook outage.
  • Facebook and its properties, Instagram and WhatsApp, experienced an ongoing outage on Monday.
  • This is the longest known outage the company has experienced since 2008.
  • The source of the outage is not known at this time.
  • Reports include hacking to human error.
  • *Some* service appears to have returned around 5 pm cst. More to come/Developing.

Why It Matters: Roughly 3 out of every 7 people on the planet participate on a Facebook platform. The outage has worldwide impact for individuals and businesses.

Quick Video From Jenna on the latest:

Here’s our report from last week about Instagram for kids (Facebook owns platform).

Context from the Associated Press:

It also showed that, despite the presence of Twitter, Telegram, Signal, TikTok, Snapchat and a bevy of other platforms, nothing can truly replace the social network that has evolved in 17 years into all but critical infrastructure.

60 Minutes report

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by Jenna Lee,