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Why Facebook went down? Causes and сonsequences

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Why Facebook went down

On October 5, facebook  gave its 3.5 billion users an unpleasant surprise. For almost six hours they could not access the social network and its many applications. Such popular services as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger wasn’t working for a few hours.

Causes of the Facebook went down

specialists of the company say “faulty configuration changes” to the router were to blame for the failure. Who is to blame for this failure is unknown. Several Facebook employees, who naturally wished to remain anonymous sources, told Reuters that they believe the failure was caused by an internal error in the routing of Internet traffic to the company’s systems. Experts agree that both an accidental error and sabotage by someone “inside” the company are possible

“We now want to make it clear that we believe the problems are all in the faulty reconfiguration,” Facebook said in a blog post.

The Downdetector monitoring service claims that it has not yet recorded such a major outage, at least. This was the second powerful blow to the IT giant in recent days. The first is quite rightly considered an accusation last Sunday that the social network had repeatedly prioritized money over the removal of disinformation and hate speech.

Facebook users naturally rushed to competitors: Twitter, TikTok, and so on. Twitter, for example, recorded an above-average number of users on Monday.

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Facebook’s financial problems

Of course, stock exchanges reacted to such a long and sudden disruption: Facebook shares fell 4.9 percent, the biggest drop in almost a year since November 2020. But the stock rebounded nearly 0.5 percent after the outage was fixed.

At the time of the outage, Facebook, which ranks second behind Google in online ad sales, was losing about $545,000 an hour, a huge amount of money that took a toll on the social network’s owner, shareholders and ad buyers. 

For Mark Zuckerberg, who lost $6.6 billion overnight, there is little consolation, of course, that the day turned out to be “black” for the entire IT sector.

“I apologize to all the small and large companies, families and individuals who depend on us,” Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer wrote in a tweet. He also added that it will take some time to get back to 100% operation.

Facebook with all of its applications and services stopped working at noon North American Eastern Time (EST). Shortly thereafter, the IT giant acknowledged the problems, but remained silent about the causes and how many users were affected. Dark screens of smartphones and computers remained until almost 6 pm, to be exact – 5 hours 45 minutes.

Whatever problems Facebook has financially, the social network is still a popular information resource. so I will tell youhow to create a new facebook page without a phone number. this may be necessary for those who need a fake account, do not want to indicate personal data on this site or your facebook account is banned. you can create a fake account with the help of our website sms-man.

registering an account at sms-man.

  • Go to our site. Click on sign up.
  • Here we enter the necessary data. it is the mail and 2 times to enter the password. they must coincide. 
  • Now go back to the main page and select a country. After this, just below you can select a service. There you should find facebook.
  • When you have bought a number, you can go to the site facebook. 
  • here we create a new account and in the corresponding field you indicate the number, but remember, when you receive the sms you have to turn on the VPN. 

congratulations, now you have a working facebook account


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