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Facebook goes offline on Super Tuesday

Key Takeaways:

  • Significant Disruption: Facebook users faced a major outage on Super Tuesday, an important day for primary elections, which affected hundreds of thousands of users globally. The issue began around 9 a.m. ET, with many users reporting being unable to access their accounts.
  • Widespread Impact: The outage wasn’t limited to Facebook; other Meta-owned platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp also experienced disruptions.
  • Recovery: By 11:45 a.m. ET, many users reported that their access to the services was beginning to normalize, indicating a relatively swift resolution to the outage.

On the morning of Super Tuesday, Facebook users experienced significant disruptions. The social media giant, part of the Meta family, faced a widespread outage that prevented users from accessing the platform properly.

Reports started to emerge around 9 a.m. ET, with Downdetector highlighting hundreds of thousands of users encountering issues. Many found themselves logged out with no ability to log back in, causing concern and frustration.

X Post

Meta’s Director of Communications, Andy Stone, addressed the issue via an X post, acknowledging the inconvenience. “Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have difficulty accessing some of our services,” Stone stated.

He reassured users that the team resolved the problem as swiftly as possible and extended apologies for any inconvenience caused. By 11:45 a.m. ET, there were signs of recovery as users reported a gradual return to normalcy.

The outage was not confined to Facebook alone; Instagram and WhatsApp, also owned by Meta, experienced similar disruptions. These platforms play a significant role in global communication.

Facebook goes down after they address deep fakes

Interestingly, the outage occurred amidst Meta’s commitments to address the growing concern over artificial intelligence-generated deepfakes. Just last month, Facebook pledged to join forces with other tech companies, inspired by discussions at the White House, to combat deepfakes that threaten the integrity of democratic elections.

The reaction on social media platforms, particularly X (formerly known as Twitter), ranged from frustration to mockery. Merriam-Webster’s witty comment, “Facebook and IG are down – time to bust out your Dictionary. Let’s. Go.” captured the mood

As digital platforms continue to be integral to our daily lives, the resilience and reliability of these services remain important. This outage serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges tech companies face in ensuring uninterrupted service.

Lazarus
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