Facebook is down, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus VR
Just as Facebook’s Antigone Davis was live on CNBC defending the company’s policies and its handling of research data suggesting Instagram is harmful to teens, its network of services suddenly went offline. On Twitter, Facebook communications exec Andy Stone says “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
A peek at Down Detector (or your Twitter feed) reveals the problems are widespread. While it’s unclear exactly why they are unreachable for so many people, but a peek at their DNS records shows that, like last week’s Slack outage, the problem is apparently DNS (it’s always DNS).