With Facebook’s shares already starting to plummet, the blackout Monday did not help.
This comes following the publicity of a whistleblower’s allegations saying Facebook is deceptive to its investors and only cares about profits, not deleting hate speech, and doesn’t care about misinformation on its platform.
The whistleblower provided thousands of pages of documentation backing her claim and is set to testify before Congress Tuesday and seeking whistleblower protection.
Not only did Facebook coincidentally suffer a worldwide shutdown Monday, but so did Instagram and WhatsApp, all services of Facebook.
Engineers needed to reboot the servers manually the problem was so bad.
Facebook spokespeople took to Twitter to update users on the issues, but the reason for this happening at all has not been disclosed.
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