After being offline for about six hours, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp have been re-launched. Facebook, the company that owns the three apps, has explained why the service was disrupted. The US media has reported on ABC News.
“We apologize to the huge population and business people around us around the world who rely on us,” the engineering page on Facebook’s website said at the start of Monday’s local time explanation. We’re working hard to keep all our apps and services running again. We’re happy to announce that our apps and services are back online. Thank you for being with us.
Explaining the service disruption, Facebook said, “Our engineering team has learned that configurations have been changed on powerful routers that coordinate the traffic network between our data centers.” As a result, some activities have been disrupted. Communication between data centers has been disrupted. As a result, our services are disrupted.
Meanwhile, the social media has claimed that there is no evidence that any information from Facebook users has been leaked, despite rumors circulating on the internet about the closure of other media including Facebook.
Facebook says, ‘Our services are now on (‘ online ’) and we are working hard to get everything back to normal. At this point, we want to make it clear that we believe that this is due to a wrong configuration change. We do not have any evidence that user information was compromised during this offline period.
When the first offline incident occurred on Monday afternoon, local time in the United States, a Facebook spokesperson told ABC News, “We’re having trouble accessing our apps and products. We know that. We are trying to get back to normal as soon as possible. I apologize to everyone for the inconvenience.
Earlier, a ‘whistleblower’ or warning allegation about Facebook came to light. And then Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were offline or off for about six hours. Frances Hausen, a data scientist, made serious allegations against Facebook on CBS News’ “Sixty Minutes” program on Sunday. “Facebook has a lot to do against hateful and misleading information, but it doesn’t,” he said.
‘Whistleblower’ or warning allegations – Facebook values profits more than users. After the woman’s complaint, Facebook has published a statement in this regard. In it, the social media company said, ‘We have invested heavily in our staff and technology to secure our platform. In addition, we prioritize the fight against misleading information. If any research was specific to address these challenges, the technology industry, governments and other institutions of society would have solved them long ago. ‘
Along with other countries of the world, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram became inoperable in Bangladesh from 9:30 pm on Monday (October 4). The platforms have been down like this once before. But quickly it came back in rhythm. However, this time the incident is historic.
Facebook workers told the media that the incident was due to an internal error. The whole server crashed because of a domain error. Some of them say the incident happened due to noise in the routing system. However, it is not yet known whether this was done intentionally. The technical head of Facebook sent this message after the incident.
Explaining how the disruption happened, Jonathan Zitrain, director of the Berkman Klein Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard, said: