Users from all over the world have a complaint about a density Facebook Global Outage. Not only did Facebook itself blackout, but also all the other social networks this company owns. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp Outage were trending worldwide. If you try to log into any of these websites, several errors will show up.
Server errors, problems related to connection, and more can be many of the causes for these outages. When problems like these occur, you won’t be able to send any messages to your friends or family, and you won’t receive any texts from them either. In an age where text messaging is tremendously important, it seems like the end of the world.
What Caused The Outage?
But, what caused this density outage? It appears that a DNS caused it. That means that the internet cannot find these sites when you try to look for them. It is indeed incredible to watch some of these incredibly popular web pages fail.
Facebook has lost around 5.5% of its stock. The company has around 3 billion users, and it has been totally blacked out for around six hours now.
The company has lost around $8 billion in only a couple of hours. Somewhere around 9:30 am, Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s top man, said that the platform was back online. That means that the problem was solved.
But, what exactly happened? It appears that there was some sort of mistake in a configuration change, which caused the entire problem. The company apologized several times for the inconvenience.
Many people wondered if their personal information was compromised. Facebook’s experts have said that there is no reliable evidence to think such a thing happened.
“Facebook engineering teams, he explained, learned “configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers caused issues that interrupted this communication.”
The problem was that the initial problem triggered other complications. Many of the essential internal tools and systems Facebook uses were damaged by this problem.
More and more people are starting to believe the density theory that supports the idea that Facebook uses its platform to spread hate and violence. In fact, many people say that the company is trying to hide the real evidence related to this topic. The company has denied all those claims.
Facebook’s whistle-blower, Ms. Haugen, has released hundreds and hundreds of documents and internal reports to public media. She will have to testify on Consumer protection and many other charges in the future.
Some people say that Facebook has some dark and terrible secrets. That is what Ms. Haugen has apparently confirmed. Sooner rather than later, we will know the truth about those secrets.
Users worldwide could connect to the platforms after almost six hours of internal problems were fortunately solved. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized to everyone, saying that he understands how much people rely on their services.
“According to DownDetector report, 40 percent users were unable to download WhatsApp while 30 percent had trouble in sending messages. Around 22 percent of users had trouble accessing the web version of WhatsApp.”
Not a simple mistake?
Once Facebook went down, Instagram Global Outage or WhatsApp Global Outage followed. Slowly, access to the platforms started coming back. Many people from all over the world rely on these sites to work or connect with their families.
These websites have become a vital part of our lives. That is why this outage was so controversial and problematic. The real cause behind the global blackout is yet to be revealed. Some people say there is more than just a simple “mistake.”
In fact, this is the second-density outage Facebook has suffered in only a month, which is quite concerning. This is what has led some people to think that there is a major problem that the company is trying to cover. But, unless Mr. Haugen reveals more information, we will never know about it.
However, the official explanation says that the initial software issue triggered many other internal problems. That is why the problem took so many hours to be solved. It was difficult for Facebook engineers to identify the cause of all these problems. The problem itself was already solved, but users are still angry about the entire situation. No matter how much density Facebook apologizes, many users depend totally on their web pages to work or carry out essential tasks.
That is why many people have shown themselves very pissed off with this outage. The company has lost enormous amounts of money and credibility after this situation.
“More than 60,000 had complained about WhatsApp, with 43% reporting issues with the app itself, while 28% cited the server connection and 28% relating to sending messages.”
Cyber security experts have said that a cyber-attack is totally a possibility. In fact, it is one of the most credible theories related to the outage.
Although it could certainly be a simple density human mistake, it appears that the problem is definitely more complex than what it seems like. Another possibility is that there is a severe software bug on Facebook’s platform. This would not be a surprise at all, as these errors are very frequent.
The most important thing right now is that Facebook solves the density problem as soon as possible and gives its users the chance to get access to their platform in the blink of an eye. It is also vital that the company gives clear information and explanations about the issue.
Facebook should learn from its mistakes and prepare backups to avoid problems like these in the future.