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Zuckerberg loses nearly $7 billion to Facebook outage

Zuckerberg loses nearly $7 billion to Facebook outage

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Zuckerberg loses nearly $7 billion to Facebook outage

The Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has on Monday lost nearly $7bn to the outage that plagued the social media platform.

However affected were WhatsApp and Instagram, both owned by the Silicon Valley, California-based tech company was also affected.

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In all, the global economy lost billions of dollars to the outage which took place at about 4.42pm Nigerian Time on Monday.

According to NetBlocks, which tracks internet outages and their impact, the outage had already cost the global economy about $160m per hour.

Facebook and its affiliates have 2.9 billion monthly active users. The shutdown is reminiscent of 2019, when Facebook shut down in its biggest outage till date (24-hour shut down).

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For hours when navigating to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp websites, a server error appeared, which indicated there was an issue with Facebook’s servers.

According to TechCrunch, users were also unable to send messages or load new content on the mobile apps for these platforms. Even Oculus, Facebook’s virtual reality platform, and Workplace, its business communication tool, were down.

Zuckerberg loses nearly $7 billion to Facebook outage

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