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Facebook ‘working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible’ after outage

Senate to hear ‘Facebook Whistleblower’ testimony on Tuesday

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As Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram go offline today, Facebook tweets that it is “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience” — Facebook on Twitter

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DownDetector October 4, 2021

Without addressing why its apps and services went down, Facebook announced:

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

The announcement comes one day after Facebook insider Frances Haugen went public on 60 Minutes claiming she saw “conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook.”

On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a hearing entitled “Protecting Kids Online: Testimony from a Facebook Whistleblower.”

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Tim Hinchliffe is the editor of The Sociable. His passions include writing about how technology impacts society and the parallels between Artificial Intelligence and Mythology. Previously, he was a reporter for the Ghanaian Chronicle in West Africa and an editor at Colombia Reports in South America. tim@sociable.co