Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were down worldwide on Monday. Employees who use Facebook’s internal system are also gone.
The company said it is aware that “some people are having difficulty accessing the Facebook app” and is working to restore access. Regarding internal failures, Instagram chief Adam Moussari tweeted that it felt like an “ice day”.
The company did not say what caused the shutdown, which began around 11:45 ET. It is common for websites and apps to be shut down, although it is rare globally. Users reported lack of access to Facebook in California, New York and Europe.
Doug Medori, director of Internet analytics at Kentucky Inc., said Facebook appears to be advertising online that tells the entire Internet how to access its features are not available.
Medori said the DNS route that makes the world of Facebook networking seems to have been withdrawn. The domain name system is an essential element of how traffic is routed on the Internet. DNS translates an address like “facebook.com” into an IP address like 22.214.171.1240. If Facebook’s DNS records have disappeared, no one can find them.
Facebook is going through a separate major crisis as former Facebook product manager Francis Hogan provided internal documents to The Wall Street Journal exposing the company’s awareness of the damage caused by the company’s products and decisions. has been. Hagen went public on Sunday at “60 Minutes.”
Hagen also filed anonymous complaints with federal law enforcement agencies about how Facebook’s own research shows how it promotes hate and misinformation, increases polarization, and especially Instagram teens. May damage girls’ mental health.
The magazine’s stories, called “The Facebook Files”, portray a company focused on growth and the public interest. Facebook has tried to reduce research. Nick Clegg, vice president of company policy and public affairs, wrote in a memo to Facebook employees on Friday: “Social media has had a huge impact on society in recent years, and Facebook is often the place where most of the debate There is a part. ”
Meanwhile, Twitter told the company’s main Twitter account that the platform was flooded, posting “hello literally all” as jokes and memes about Facebook’s closure.