Just as the U.S.A. was waking up to a lovely Sunday, Facebook was sadly tackling yet another huge outage — it’s second within a month. In line with downdetector.com, soon after 6AM ET these days, users across the world started experiencing issues with Facebook and its various platforms, together with messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. At the time of writing — well over 2 hours later — the services were still down, leaving users unable to load fresh content or message each other, nor could we check the service status on Facebook’s developer website. Unlike last time, the company had yet to comment on the situation via Twitter.
The latest incident is just one of the many worrying problems of late coming from this social platform giant. Whereas Facebook blamed a server configuration change for last month’s large outage, it failed to address how up to 600 million user passwords were allegedly left exposed to some 20,000 staff in the form of plain text.
More recently, the company admitted that it had accidentally deleted posts created by its founder and ceo, Mark Zuckerberg, over the years, however stopped short of explaining how that happened. And let’s not forget that Facebook is also busy tackling hate speech, fake news and conspiracy theories, although some leaked emails suggested that it was struggling in some areas.
As we wait for Facebook’s full recovery before we can spend the rest of the weekend spamming friends’ feeds, here’s hoping the company doesn’t turn such outage into a monthly event.