Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Issues Apology For Outage

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing for the disruption caused after its social media services went down for almost 6 hours yesterday (Monday) impacting over 3.5 billion users worldwide.

Zuckerberg said sorry after an internal technical issue took Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram offline.

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Facebook is saying it had been brought offline by a faulty configuration change which not only impacted the websites and apps, however also affected the company’s internal tools.

The New York Times is reporting the problem was eventually resolved after a group managed to get into a California data centre and reset the servers.

Facebook has not confirmed this.