(10-5-21) It all started for Facebook on Sunday night on CBS’ 60 Minutes when the Facebook Whistleblower was revealed as Frances Haugen…who shared details of what she saw as misconduct by the social media platform.
Facebook chose profit over public safety
Facebook and its group of apps and social media platforms like WhatsApp and Instagram were down most of Monday. The cause of the outages still has not been explained.
Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer via Twitter.
“Sincere apologies to everyone impacted by outages of Facebook powered services right now,” “We are experiencing networking issues and teams are working as fast as possible to debug and restore as fast as possible.”
For Facebook to have to tweet updates on Twitter, a competitor, had to be the final embarrassment of the day. Plus, no word from Facebook on the cause.
Many celebrated the bad day for Facebook, but many like the Mercer County Outlook, it was a day of withdrawal from the platform. Despite the three platforms being down the news spread quickly about the outage, showing the world-wide commitment to Facebook.