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Mark Zuckerberg issues apology for Facebook outage

Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has apologised after Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffered a major six-hour outage.

At approximately 4pm, all social media websites linked to Facebook suffered the outage, and were not restored until approximately 10pm last night.

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Facebook said a “faulty configuration change” was to blame for the major outage.

The platform said they are working to understand more about the outage in order to “make our infrastructure more resilient”.

They further said there is no evidence that user data has been compromised.

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Mark Zuckerberg said after the platform came back: “Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now.”

“Sorry for the disruption today — I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about.”

IMAGE – “Mark Zuckerberg F8 2019 Keynote” by Anthony Quintano (CCBY2.0)

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