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FACEBOOK, WHATSAPP AND INSTAGRAM DOWN GLOBALLY


Alex
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 Alex
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  Some hours back, approximately 04:30pm (Monday October 4th 2021) the social media giants which are facebook, instagram and whatsapp crumbled and grinded to a halt, this is not the first time such issue occurred, but, this seems the longest as it is already down for several hours now.

      According to an interview held by Al Jazeera, Ian Sherr who happens to be the editor at large at the consumer tech site CNET was asked ‘how widespread it is?’ he said it is hard to tell because more than half the world online population uses facebook every month, hence, a few users can be lot of users, he asserts that this outage happens from time to time, sometimes, it could be the result of bad behaviour hacks or someone pushed the wrong button or some computers got misconfigured and will get fixed. He further asserts that the fact that the global outage has been going on for several hours is definitely noteworthy.

 

        ‘A day earlier which was October third, a whistleblower revealed that the company facebook prioritize profit over public good, and we know that political pressure has been building on the company, we are not speculating of course here whether there is a link between that and what happened today but I’m wondering you know with all these bad publicity right now for facebook and this political pressure, can the company withstand the heat and what do they have to do to change things around?’

       Ian Sherr responded in the affirmative, he recognized the fact that facebook has been going through a lot of pressure of late, he opined that facebook really need to reckon with all what they have done, ranging from allowing bad behaviour to continue to happen on their platform and to how they haven’t been honest with everyone and everybody else about how bad the situation is and that is a really big problem’

        The interviewer asked Sherr what is the position of regulators as regards only one person having multiple online platforms? In response, Sherr liking it to the ‘’situation of Microsoft some 20 years back when it was been discussed in the Washington if whether or not the organization should be dismantled, he pointed out the fact that the government allowed it to proceed, hence the situation can’t be different now from what it was some decades ago’’

     To know how egregious the outage is, it must be noted that some 3 billion users has been shot out of the social media space and several vital activities have been put on hold or steer with tremendous discomfortability, put differently, business talks cannot be done via the regular whatsapp messaging app, people cannot display their goods on there whatsapp status and facebook status, simple evidence of payment can’t be shared via whatsapp even this writer cannot communicate with his lover which make him lost concentration over and over again.

      Yet, till this moment, facebook haven’t deemed it fit to address it users as to what caused the problem or as to when it is expected to be over.

What do you guys think should be done to prevent future commotions such as this? Well, I think it makes sense to have duo or telegram as communication mediums.

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Alex
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