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Facebook celebrates WWW Day by crashing the Internet – UPDATE

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Facebook celebrates WWW Day by crashing the Internet – UPDATE

On March 13, the interweb was celebrating WWW Day or “30 years of Internet.”

Facebook, on the other hand, decided to celebrate it by bringing back the old login page from 2004.

However, later during the day, specifically around 5 PM, Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp started experiencing issues.

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Facebook didn’t specify why this was happening…

…However, we suspect that the issue could be linked to the recent reports by The Guardian, that all of Facebook’s messaging apps will be merged in the near future to become one unified app.

While Facebook won’t say why this happened, people on Twitter are figuring it out:

This whole ordeal is unfortunate for Facebook, and it took seven hours to get fixed. Yet, some users are still reporting issues.

Other social media platforms were happy, as one Twitter user put it:

Telegram got almost three millions new signups during the outage period.

Finally, one Twitter user announced his survival story book for April 1st.

Either way, the memes, jokes, and conspiracy theories are everywhere. And for a second, we thought the lizard people started invading Earth. We are watching you, Mark.

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Update: We finally got the reason why Facebook’s family of apps were down.

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