Facebook’s entire network of services goes down as Antigone Davis from Facebook is live on CNBC defending the company over a whistleblower’s accusations and its handling of research data.
Outages are not uncommon for apps, but to have so many interconnected apps at the world’s largest social media company go down at the same time is rare.
While it’s unclear exactly why the platforms are unreachable for so many people, their DNS records show that the problem is DNS while Facebook’s border gateway protocol which helps networks pick the best path to deliver internet traffic has been “withdrawn from the internet.” !
Facebook security team members say it is unlikely that a cyberattack is causing the issues. That’s because the technology behind the apps is different enough that one hack is not likely to affect all of them at once.