Could Funny business be going on with Facebook?
By Lydia O’Connor 10/04/2021 02:43 pm ET
Facebook and its entire suite of apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, began suffering an outage Monday completely preventing users from accessing the services.
The sites went down 9 a.m. on the West Coast, where the company has its San Francisco Bay Area headquarters, and had not come back online more than two hours later.
Facebook hasn’t said what’s causing the outage, but it acknowledged the problem on Twitter. There’s no word yet on when the services should go back online. (Click Here)
The sites went down right as Facebook’s global head of safety, Antigone Davis, was appearing live on CNBC to defend the company against a whistleblower’s accusations that it prioritizes profits over stopping hate speech and embraces algorithms that allow such rhetoric to thrive across its platforms. That whistleblower, Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, is scheduled to testify before a Senate subcommittee Tuesday in a hearing about protecting kids online. (Click to Source)
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