More than 3.5 billion people worldwide were affected by the technical problem that took Facebook and the other websites Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram offline from 4:00 p.m. on Monday. Companies around the world that rely on social media for their customers have faced a major financial blow.
Zuckerberg temporarily lost £ 4.4 billion of his personal fortune as stocks plummeted 14 percent. And Facebook Inc reportedly lost £ 75 million based on 2020 revenue. Zuckerberg told users “Sorry for interrupting” and “I know how much you rely on our services”. There is “no evidence that user data has been compromised”.
A faulty update disconnected the company’s core servers from the Internet. Harvard University web expert Jonathan Zittrain said, “Facebook basically locked its keys in its car.” Meanwhile, a whistleblower who worked for Facebook has accused the company of harming children and “putting profits before people”.
Frances Haugen appeared before US Senators yesterday and said: “I am here because I believe that Facebook’s products harm children, fuel division, weaken our democracy and much more necessary changes because they put their immense profits in front of the people have asked. “