Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffered a global outage. What happened?

Facebook catches flack frequently for poor privacy practices and questionable decisions, like not allowing people to opt out of phone number searches. The privacy violations could mean a massive fine in the billions of dollars for the social network. Despite all its criticisms, when the service goes down, people lose their minds. Facebook,

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffered a global outage. What happened?

Facebook has not fully restores its service as of Thursday morning but Instagram is back online.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from The Washington Post

Massive outage adds to growing Facebook woes

Facebook appeared to be back in operation Thursday after a massive outage affecting its applications around the world, creating fresh woes for the social network leader under fire for its handling ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Phys.org

A day not to 'like' for Facebook, hit by outage, criminal probe

Facebook grappled with challenges on two fronts Wednesday, an hours-long outage and intensified scrutiny from investigators reportedly probing data deals struck by the world's largest social ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Facebook, Instagram outages affecting social media users around the world

Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue. ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from ABC Science

Outage hits Facebook, Instagram users worldwide

Facebook and Instagram users lost access to the social network's applications in parts of the world Wednesday as a result of an outage of undetermined origin.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Facebook reportedly faces criminal investigation over data sharing with Amazon, Apple and more

A New York grand jury is looking into the deals Facebook made with other tech companies over sharing of users' data, according to The New York Times.        

Thu 14 Mar 19 from USA today

What Caused Facebook And Instagram's Massive Outage Yesterday

Facebook catches flack frequently for poor privacy practices and questionable decisions, like not allowing people to opt out of phone number searches. The privacy violations could mean a massive ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from HotHardware

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp somewhat restored after one of longest outages in Facebook history

After a long delay, the social network began coming back to life Wednesday night. Facebook never said what caused the outage.        

Thu 14 Mar 19 from USA today

What to do when Facebook and Instagram go down? Head to Twitter to tweet #FacebookDown

As with nearly every Facebook outage, users headed to Twitter Wednesday with the hashtag #FacebookDown quickly becoming the top trending topic.        

Wed 13 Mar 19 from USA today

Facebook turns to Twitter to explain outages

Facebook, the world's largest social network, relied on Twitter on Wednesday to explain that its apps inclding WhatsApp and Instagram were experiencing outages around the world.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from CNN

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