Experienced Disturbance for Six Hours, Facebook and Whatsapp Recovered

Social Media Facebook has finally recovered after experiencing a disruption on Monday (5/10) which caused millions of people around the world to be unable to access the platform. Two other social media platforms namely Whatsapp and Instagram, both of which are also owned by Facebook, were also inaccessible at the same time.

On Monday evening Eastern Daylight Time, Facebook users said they had been able to access the site again, about six hours after being disconnected.

The company later confirmed on Twitter that the platform was now accessible again.

“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services, and we’re happy to report that our services are working again.”

In a statement, Facebook also expressed their apologies for the disruption that caused the community and business units that depend on their services to be unable to operate.

“We’re sorry… Thank you for being patient with us.”

The Facebook disconnection began before noon Eastern US time.

Thirty minutes after the disruption, Facebook tweeted, “We are aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We are working to restore the situation as soon as possible and we apologize for the inconvenience.”

Representatives from Facebook did not say what caused the problem. But cybersecurity experts say online routes that take users of the Facebook platform are disrupted. Since Facebook controls those routes, experts say, the problem is likely an internal issue. (jm/rs)

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