“Is Facebook down or is it just me?” – Users decry company’s biggest outage that still remains

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New Delhi | Published: March 14, 2019 6:25:48 PM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has so far not released a statement, which he should have done several hours back.

Facebook is down even after 18 hours of the outage

Facebook was hit one of the monumental outages late night on Wednesday. Users from all over the world began reporting the unavailability of certain features on Facebook, such as posting on a page, updating Stories, and more. The social media company swiftly acknowledged the gaffe its platform began facing in India and other countries. However, even though more than 18 hours have passed, Facebook still seems to be down for a large fraction of users worldwide.

The last statement by Facebook, posted on Twitter and elsewhere, confirmed the outage that nearly affected billions of users in many parts of the world. Facebook has not confirmed what caused the temporary close-down of the services but some reports suggest a DDoS attack behind it. Although the company has denied the disruption was an outcome of a potential attack, it is one of the most intensive ones Facebook has seen in recent times.

Not only the marquee service but other platforms owned by Facebook – Instagram and WhatsApp – were down for long hours at the same time. The widespread intermittence in the services has led to an uproar on Twitter – because Facebook is still down for many – underscoring some of the buried proposals including Facebook’s shutdown. Instagram and WhatsApp, too, have come under the agony of many users.

Financial Express Tech also could not access its Facebook page for more than one hour on Thursday evening. On trying to make posts, Facebook kept throwing a message that reads – “Something’s gone wrong. We’re working to get it fixed as soon as we can.”

Although we could get around the service failure on Instagram and WhatsApp, Facebook is miserably failing to get its social media network back up. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has so far not released a statement, which he should have done several hours back.

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