Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Facebook says it’s resolved outage issues and denies attack

Facebook said Thursday it had fixed the technical issue that led to a widespread outage across its services for almost 24 hours on Wednesday Facebook said Thursday it had fixed the technical issue that led to a widespread outage across its services for almost 24 hours on Wednesday
Orlando Vargas | 14 March, 2019, 23:53

The outages started around midday Wednesday, hitting users for more than 24 hours and surpassing the tech giant's last comparable outage in 2008. It's believed to be the biggest interruption ever suffered by the social network.

The situation of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp seems to have returned to normal, so it is likely that many users have already returned to using the platforms they are more accustomed to, but maybe many others in the meantime have begun to appreciate Telegram.

Media reports earlier said millions of users were affected, and thousands took to Twitter on Wednesday and Thursday to complain under the hashtag #facebookdown.

According to the website Downdetector, Facebook's outage spanned the globe, with reports of disruptions concentrated on the U.S. East Coast and in the United Kingdom.

People went on Twitter to vent their frustration about the problems. It also affected people on the West Coast, including in Portland.

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Facebook first publicly addressed the issue Wednesday afternoon, acknowledging in a tweet that "some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps".

Facebook's stock fell almost 3% in early morning trading on Thursday as Wall Street reacted to the outage. "We've now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering".

On Twitter, Facebook blamed the outage on a "server configuration change".

DownDetector website - one of the internet's most used sources of numbers on outages - showed the number of complaints had peaked at more than 12,000, gradually falling to about 180 as of 11 a.m. ET on Thursday. And if you haven't rushed to Twitter yet, we'll save you the trouble: yes, Facebook posting is down and Instagram is buggy.

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