It's not just you: Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all currently down for users around the world. Here's what you need to know...
@AgreeableLandscape
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Please stay down

@nVZWmCa67Tq0SQkXPR
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Humorously, the hashtag “#DeleteFacebook” is also trending on Twitter as the company battles continued pushback against the effects its platforms have on younger users

Nice

@AgreeableLandscape
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#DeleteFacebook

Ideally, not just your account.

@yogthos
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🤞

@ksynwa
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Praying to Allah they don’t come back up ever again

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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Allah is not enough. You need the power of friendship with all gods.

@Helix@feddit.de
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sadly your prayers haven’t been answered (yet) :(

@Zerush
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Greensky
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That’s why everyone should use FOSS alternatives

@MarcellusDrum
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Everyone should use FOSS alternatives, but lets not pretend Signal or Matrix don’t go down as well for example. If you mean federated, then that’s another story.

m-p{3}
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People need to use federated/decentralized alternatives.

IngrownMink4
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As Edward Ongweso Jr said:

“Facebook service outage is really a great data point for the argument that we should not have a global social media platform that dominates multiple lines of communication across various countries and regions.”

poVoq
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I really hope that this will lead some developing countries where Facebook practically is the internet to pivot hard to other options. In the west Facebook is dying anyways, so that would be a very welcome development.

@xarvos
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Good riddance

@ChinaNumberOne
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good morning sir

@joojmachine
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hopefully never back up

kazutrash
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yeah my mom was complaining about that earlier. best thing that happened today

kazutrash
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In name of God impure privacy policy of the world shall be banished into eternal damnation.

amen.

@SrEstegosaurio
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Agree. And that image is really cool btw

@downdaemon
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🦀 🦀 🦀 🦀 🦀 🦀 🦀 🦀 🦀 🦀

m-p{3}
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And the entire world has a temporary reprieve from this scourge.

@yogthos
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😂

@SrEstegosaurio
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I’ll be happier

@SrEstegosaurio
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Fediverse >> Cringebook

poVoq
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Based on some details and guesses it might have been sabotage by a disgruntled Facebook employee? At least it seems to be something that originated from their own network and the timing in relation to those wistleblower news is a bit curious.

poVoq
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Well, looks more like some security snafu after all:

Update, 6:16 p.m. ET: A trusted source who spoke with a person on the recovery effort at Facebook was told the outage was caused by a routine BGP update gone wrong. The source explained that the errant update blocked Facebook employees — the majority of whom are working remotely — from reverting the changes. Meanwhile, those with physical access to Facebook’s buildings couldn’t access Facebook’s internal tools because those were all tied to the company’s stranded domains.

IngrownMink4
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It seems that the root of Facebook’s problem is that someone at FB had deleted their BGP tables from the Internet.

And they couldn’t get access to reconfigure their BGPs because FB hosts their own DNS servers.

Basically, they had wiped themselves from the Internet.

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