Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were offline at the same time.
An ex-Facebook employee is causing a deep crisis with revelations.
This could be the most serious crisis since the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The 37-year-old Frances Haugen provided key information for a series of articles in the “Wall Street Journal”, after which Facebook came under considerable political pressure in the USA. Among other things, it dealt with the impact of the photo service Instagram on young users. Haugen revealed herself as a whistleblower for the first time in interviews published Sunday. She is also scheduled to testify in the U.S. Senate today.
In an unusually large outage, several of Facebook’s services went offline across the board on Monday. In addition to the actual Facebook platform, the chat service WhatsApp and the photo app Instagram were also inaccessible for many users, as disruption reports on websites such as Downdetector showed. A Facebook spokesperson apologized via Twitter and assured that the online network was working on the jamming. Causes for the problems were not initially given.
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