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China at it again? 

Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger have gone down in a major outage to the company's services.
Outage website Downdetector noted a spike in user reports relating to the services, which share backend infrastructure, about 2.45am.
On Twitter, Facebook policy communications director Andy Stone said the company was aware of the reported problems and "working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible".

The company did not say what might be causing the outage.
Facebook's own site would not load at all; Instagram and WhatsApp were accessible, but could not load new content or send messages.
It is normal for websites and apps to suffer outages, though one on a global scale is rare. Users reported being unable to access Facebook in California, New York and Europe
Facebook is going through a major crisis after the whistleblower who was the source of a series of The Wall Street Journal stories exposing the company's awareness of internal research into the negative effects of its products and decisions went public on 60 Minutes in the US on Sunday.
Frances Haugen was identified in the interview as the woman who anonymously filed complaints with federal law enforcement that the company's own research shows how it magnifies hate and misinformation, leads to increased polarisation and that Instagram, specifically, can harm teenage girls' mental health.
The Journal's stories, called "The Facebook Files," painted a picture of a company focused on growth and its own interests instead of the public good.
Ms Haugen, released thousands of pages of internal documents to regulators and the Wall Street Journal, is set to testify before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday.
Facebook has tried to play down the research.
Nick Clegg, the company's vice president of policy and public affairs, wrote to Facebook employees in a memo on Friday that "social media has had a big impact on society in recent years, and Facebook is often a place where much of this debate plays out."
US shares of Facebook were down more than 5 per cent in midday trading on Monday (early Tuesday AEST), putting it on pace for its worst trading day in nearly a year.

https://www.9news.com.au/technology/facebook-down-australia-instagram-whatsapp-fb-messenger-and-the-main-app-go-down-in-outage/1e1616e9-eac4-4ea2-865d-daab4b8a02e5

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3 hours ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

China at it again?

Really does not matter who is responsible, I am just afraid of the fall out here in the PI

Every woman in the country will be on withdrawal Tampo, it wont be safe on the streets for awhile

 

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It started working here about an hour ago.

Told the wife I fixed it. :56da64a2558f6_3_8_141:

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2 hours ago, scott h said:

Every woman in the country will be on withdrawal Tampo

I was starting to get that here BUT Facebook is back so she is happy now.

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It can stay off for ever as far as Im concerned. As far as humanity is concerned it maybe started out with good intentions ( aside from making money) as a way of connecting people. Sadly people have more than a few dark sides and recently it seems the use of facebook has exacerbated thoe serious differences that exist within humans and of course, those who dont accept having an alternate opinion  is possible.

 

The fact that a huge majority of people use it in Philippines, and Asia for that matter correction, have an addiction to looking at other peoples lives instead of living and enjoying their own lives says something about people and how they manage their own lives.

 

 

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11 hours ago, Freebie said:

a huge majority of people use it in Philippines

And government offices.  If Facebook went down you would see a complete clusterfluck in those departments.

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I have no problem with Facebook. Gives me something to do as well as keep up with what's going on with family and friends plus groups and also market place to see what l cant afford to buy.

Tiktok is all the go now, not that l am interested but you will find many are.

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9 hours ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

And government offices.  If Facebook went down you would see a complete clusterfluck in those departments.

Facebook must have been down for a while in some of the ones I've been using. :whistling:

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