Why Is Facebook Not Working?

The facebook Border Gateway Protocol routes, used by networks to deliver traffic has been redrawn from the internet, according to reports. That is why WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram not working according to a Senior VP of web security firm at Cloudflare.

WhatsApp, facebook and Instagram are currently down at the time of writing. A fast check we did confirmed this as a global issue, you are not alone. And you may be wondering why the three giant social media platform owned by the same company stopped working.

Through their official twitter platforms, the messaging or social giant have hinted that they are aware of the issue and are working on resolving it as soon as possible, as they too are affected because this makes users tend to their competitors instead.

Why Is WhatsApp Not Working?

The three apps which are owned by Facebook run on a shared infrastructure, all stopped working completely before 5pm(12pm EST). Other services part of the same platform such as facebook workplace, also ceased working.

Users who visit the facebook website only see an error message while WhatsApp and Instagram apps continue to work, but not possible to send or receive messages.

Facebook’s outages happen rarely relatively but tend to result in a huge mayhem on their part and for users.

The company is often cryptic about the causes of any problem they encounter and do not bother to explain them even after they are fixed.

A company spokesperson said that it apologised for any inconveniences caused but gave no hint on when they issue is going to be resolved.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” spokesperson Andy said on twitter.”We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and apologize for any inconveniences.”

Effects Of This Downtime

According to NetBlocks which tracks outages and it’s impact, it estimated that the outage has caused the global economy $160m, and sent the Facebook share price down by more than 5 percent.

The exact reason behind this outage is still unclear as the social media giant hasn’t released any communique regarding the cause of this outage.

Temporal Solution To This Problem

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