After being down for about 6 hours, the social media Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are back online. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the matter on his Facebook verified page and expressed regret. He wrote, ‘Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are now active. Sorry for today’s problem. I know how much you rely on our services to connect with people close to you. ‘
Earlier, the British media outlet The Independent reported that all the apps owned by Facebook came to a standstill shortly before 5pm local time (10pm Bangladesh time on 4 October). International media say this is a major setback for Facebook-owned companies, which has not been seen in the last few years. The cause of the disturbance is not yet known.
Meanwhile, the website monitoring group Down Detector reported that more than one crore people worldwide have reported problems with their use of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.
Meanwhile, founder Mark Zuckerberg has lost at least ৭ 6 billion in total assets due to a six-hour shutdown caused by a global Facebook-Instagram-WhatsApp server problem. And this is why his position has come down from the list of the richest people in the world. Shares of Facebook fell 4.9 percent on Monday (October 4th). That’s at least 15 percent less than in mid-September.
According to the latest Bloomberg report, Zuckerberg’s net worth currently stands at 121.7 billion. As a result, he is ranked 5th below Bill Gates in the billionaire club. According to the index, assets have fallen from ০ 140 billion to 121 billion in just a few weeks.