Instagram Facebook and Instagram were deleted in the morning, Independent journalist Brian Krebs reported that DNS records telling systems how to find Facebook and Instagram were deleted in the morning.
“DNS records that tell systems how to find http://Facebook.com or http://Instagram.com , were removed from the global routing tables this morning,” the journalist wrote on his Twitter page.
Facebook’s authoritative DNS-serving BGP routes have been revoked, making all Facebook domains inaccessible, he said.
Instagram and WhatsApp stopped working
Facebook Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing disruptions around the world on Monday, according to the Downdetector service, which monitors the operation of services.
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 incorrect operation of the application, and about 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 incorrect operation of the application, another 28% have difficulty sending messages, and 27% say about poor communication with the server.
The official Facebook page on Twitter says that the company is aware of the problems.
“We are working to get everything back to normal as soon as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” Facebook said.
It is noteworthy that tomorrow, former Facebook employee Frances Haugen is due to tell Congress about the service’s algorithms that determine what is displayed in users’ news feeds: according to an internal company study that Haugen secretly copied before she was fired, they increase hatred and misinformation because such content sells better.