Facebook is hit by worldwide outages across many of its top apps
The social media giant Facebook is currently experiencing severe technical difficulties. According to data from DownDetector (presented by Bloomberg), approximately 125,000 users have reported that the site has denied them access. These issues have apparently taken hold as early as 11.54 today (October 4, 2021) in New York.
About 35,000 users have also claimed issues with starting WhatsApp as normal, while ~98,000 individuals have reported that these issues also affect their Instagram. These problems are apparently being encountered worldwide, and may have yet to be resolved.
The Facebook representative Andy Stone has taken to Twitter to confirm that the prominent company is "aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products”. Stone did not mention why this might be happening; however, he assured readers that normal service will be resumed "as quickly as possible", and that the organization apologizes to anyone affected by this "inconvenience”.
Meanwhile, the issues have reportedly caused Facebook's stock to drop. On the other hand, the decline may only carry on from a downward trend, sparked by the emergence of the report by the whistleblower (now known as Frances Haugen) that asserts the company places its own interest over any potentially negative effects it may exert on human society due to the pervasive and influential place it has come to occupy within it.