At 4:51 p.m. on Monday, October 4, Facebook stopped working. It also didn’t load Instagram. WhatsApp did not work either. It is something that can happen sometimes, and the company’s 3,000 million users notice it right away. Having Facebook crashing for 6 hours is not just awkward. It is an economic heart attack and a warning: be careful, that the technology giants also fail.
This is a serious crisis, but it is not the only one that the great social network has open. We spoke with Carlos del Castillo, a journalist for elDiario.es specialized in technology, to try to understand what happened on Monday and explain other issues related to Facebook that we must pay attention to.
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