Facebook has apologized after reports of people having problems accessing its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp.
Those two services and Facebook itself have all crashed, with users saying they are unable to send not received messages, and their feeds are not refreshing. Andy Stone, from Facebook's communications department, tweeted: We are aware that some people are having challenges 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 shares of Facebook, which has nearly 2 billion daily active users, fell 5.7% on Monday, knocking more than $50 billion off its market value. The company has also come under pressure from the testimony of a whistleblower, who claims it chose profit over safety. The reason for the outage was not immediately clear. However, multiple security experts quickly pointed to a Domain Name System(DNS) problem as a possible culprit. Around 1 pm ET, Cisco's internet analysis division. As things stand now Facebook WhatsApp and Instagram are all working. Communication Department wishes to thank users for their cooperation.
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