Journalists have named the likely cause of the failure of Facebook and Instagram

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Journalists have named the likely cause of the failure of Facebook and Instagram

Independent journalist Brian Krebs reported that DNS records telling systems how to find Facebook and Instagram were removed in the morning.

“The DNS records that tell systems how to find or have been removed from the global routing tables this morning,” the journalist wrote on his Twitter page.

To be more precise, he said the BGP routes serving Facebook's authoritative DNS were revoked, making all Facebook domains inaccessible.

According to the Downdetector service, which monitors the operation of services, on Monday, there are disruptions in the work of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp around the world.

The majority (74%) of Facebook users complain about the incorrect operation of the website, another 13% report problems with the application and with the connection to the server. Almost half of Instagram users report that the application is not working correctly, another 25% each talk about problems with the website and complain about the connection to the server. Almost half of those who reported problems with the WhatsApp messenger complain about the application not working correctly, another 28% have difficulties sending messages, and 27% say that the connection to the server is poor.

The official Facebook Twitter page says the company is aware of the problems.

“We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” Facebook said.

Notably, former Facebook employee Frances Haugen is due to speak in Congress tomorrow about the service's algorithms that determine what is displayed in users' news feeds: according to the company's internal research, which Haugen secretly copied before she was fired, they reinforce hatred and misinformation because such content is better. for sale.

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