For some people, this outage would have been no big deal, presenting as a good opportunity for a brief digital detox. However, we are living in a digital age, and for many, namely influencers and content creators, these social media platforms are a lifeline.

The outage was reportedly caused by “configuration changes on the backbone routers”. Facebook quickly recognised the inconvenience that the courage caused and stated “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry,”

“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”

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