The outages add to the woes of Facebook, already embattled by revelations it has failed to safeguard user data or stanch the spread of hate speech, fake news and other forms of disinformation.
Monday 15, April 2019
(Bloomberg) --Facebook has suffered its third major outage this year, with users across the world unable to access the social network or its suite of services such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Facebook and Instagram were inaccessible for several hours with both sites refusing to refresh, while messages were unable to be sent or received in WhatsApp or the Messenger app.
Downdetector, a site that tracks website outages, reported problems with Facebook and the issues affected users in Asia, Europe and the US.
In late January, the Instagram app crashed, and WhatsApp users worldwide were also unable to send or receive messages. Last month, Facebook faced its most widespread and persistent system outage, with users unable to access the social network for more than 12 hours.