Facebook has been the center of attention throughout the past week, for all of the wrong reasons. From whistleblowing to outages, here’s the recap on what happened to the software giant in the past week.
On Monday, Facebook suffered from a six-hour outage, which took down Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger for around six hours. This outage was reportedly caused by “configuration changes on the backbone routers”, and resulted in billions of users being left without access to the service for a record amount of time.
Then, almost immediately after the outages, Frances Haugen, a whistleblower who previously worked for Facebook, began revealing how Facebook consistently puts profits ahead of it’s users well being, stating that the software giant consistently prioritized profits over the mental health and security of it’s users.
Finally, on Friday afternoon, Facebook suffered a smaller-scale outage for some of its users, which while not as long as previously, still knocked users off of its platform.