Facebook outage leaves users scrambling – NBC Boston

A massive global blackout destroyed Facebook, along with its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, for about six hours on Monday.

“I noticed that I couldn’t access Facebook at all, and I was trying to message my friend on Messenger and it was awful. I kept trying to log in and I thought it was awful. ‘was my Internet, “said Lia Papadopoulos.

As Facebook and Instagram users tried to get back online on Monday, Facebook apologized and thanked their users for supporting them.

“There are probably a lot of people out there that just make them very, very anxious,” said Dr. Ellen Braaten, a registered psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. “It’s kind of like using the whole phone system to the world when I was a young kid, it’s really where a lot of people get their emotional support, they stay in touch with their loved ones.”

“It’s a way to connect people across the country and around the world. It’s interesting to see how it turned out,” said Ryan Black.

Facebook has not said what caused the outage, which comes a day after whistleblower Frances Haugen publicly alleged that Facebook was putting profits before safety.

Three billion users use Facebook and Instagram to run businesses, connect to online communities, and even order food.

Right now, Facebook says it doesn’t think there was any malicious intent involved.

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