Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp platforms were down in parts of the world on Monday, 4th October, 2021.
The company said it was “aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app” and it was working on restoring access. Although the company did not say what might be causing the outage, which began around
Users reported being unable to access Facebook in many parts of the World. The apps, which are all owned by Facebook, began to experience problems around 18:45 Monday, Kenyan time with Facebook issuing a statement to Twitter acknowledging the issues.
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologise for any inconvenience,” the platform said.
The crash also comes after former Facebook employee, Frances Haugen, revealed a series of revelations about the social media platform during an appearance on CBS News’ 60 Minutes, with the whistleblower alleging that Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation in a moneymaking move that contributed to the deadly invasion of the U.S. Capitol.
Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen spoke on “60 Minutes.”