Facebook And its entire suite of apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, suffered an outage on Monday, completely blocking users from accessing the services.
The site went down at 9 a.m. on the West Coast, where the company has its San Francisco Bay Area headquarters, and was not back online more than two hours later.
Facebook hasn’t said what caused the outage, but it acknowledged the problem on Twitter. No word yet on when the services should go back online.
sites went down right as Facebook’s global security chief, Antigone Davis, appeared live on CNBC to defend the company whistleblower charges That it prioritizes profits over preventing hate speech and adopts algorithms that allow such rhetoric to flourish on its platform. That whistleblower, Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, is due to testify before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday at a hearing about the safety of children online.
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