Facebook apologizes to millions around the world after six-hour blackout

The pioneering social networking site, “Facebook”, has offered an official apology to users of the “Facebook”, “Messenger”, “WhatsApp” and “Instagram” applications, after a disruption in the service of the platforms that lasted for nearly six hours and worried millions around the world.

Facebook revealed, on Tuesday morning, in a statement, the main reasons that led to the interruption of the services of its platforms was that wrong modification in the settings of the main routers of the company’s servers caused problems that led to the interruption of the communication service.

The company reassured its users that it has no evidence so far that users’ data has been compromised as a result of the malfunction in communication services, indicating that its employees worked as hard as they could to restore the service.

Meanwhile, the NetBlocks organization, which specializes in Internet security, said that the failure of Facebook’s servers yesterday is the most influential in the company’s history.

Facebook’s shares recorded, against the backdrop of the global outage, a decline in the value of the company’s shares by more than 5%, bringing with it the loss of the founding president, Mark Zuckerberg, about six billion dollars, according to “Forbes” data, while the shares of networking sites recorded Social combined sharp decline in the “Wall Street” stock market.

Other social media platforms were affected by the global Facebook crisis, and the pioneers of the “Twitter”, “Tik Tok”, “Telegram”, “LinkedIn” and “Snapchat” platforms reported intermittent malfunctions in the service due to millions of users heading to use it while the “Facebook” servers were down. ” about job.

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