Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, had once advised business founders to “move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”
His Facebook post had read: “To keep the internet strong, we need to keep it secure.
“That’s why at Facebook we spend a lot of our energy making our services and the whole internet safer and more secure.”
But on Monday night, the social media platform went down and became inaccessible for its hundreds of millions of users worldwide for severalast hours.
The site, which claims to have 1.23bn monthly users, displayed an error message to users who were trying to log on.
This is quite a rare outage, when visitors to the Facebook website soon after midnight(India time) were greeted with a message “sorry something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”
This is the second outage in less than a week after users worldwide experienced difficulties logging on to Facebook on Thursday last week
#Facebookdown has been the top trend on twitter with more than 200k users yweeting about it.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg came under fire on Monday after reports emerged that he was trying to promote internet.org in the guise of championing Digital India campaign of Indian government.
Zuckerberg had invited PM Modi to Facebook HQ on Saturday for a Q&A session. Moments before Modi arrived there, Zuckerberg had announced his support for Digital India by changing his profile photo of his Facebook page.