KGO Hosts React: Worldwide Social Media Outage

FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. For years, Facebook has been in a defensive crouch amid a slew of privacy scandals, antitrust lawsuits and charges that it was letting hate speech and extremism destroy democracy. Early Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, though, it abruptly pivoted to take the offensive in Australia, where it lowered the boom on publishers and the government with a sudden decision to block news on its platform across the entire country. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)


Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were down for about six hours across the world on Monday.

The social media company said it was “aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app” and it was working on restoring access. The company did not say what might be causing the outage, which began around 11:45 ET. Users reported being unable to access Facebook in California, New York and Europe.

KGO hosts Nikki Medoro, Pat Thurston, Chip Franklin and John Rothmann discuss the social media giant’s outage.

Nikki Medoro – Yesterday’s worldwide social media outage piles on Facebook’s woes

On the heels of the Facebook whistleblower exposing internal documents showing they value profit over facts, ABC News Correspondent Aaron Katersky updates the Morning Show with Nikki Medoro about yesterday’s Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp outage and its effect on business worldwide.

Pat Thurston: Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram suffer outage

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Chip Franklin – Faceboook Outage + Vaccine Outrage

ABC’s Brian Clark has the details on the social media giant’s outtage. Later, Chip takes more of your COVID-19 calls.

John Rothmann – Profit over safety at Facebook

Were you inconvenienced by the social media outage today?

The outage came the morning after “60 Minutes” aired a segment in which Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen claimed the company is aware of how its platforms are used to spread hate, violence and misinformation, and that Facebook has tried to hide that evidence. Facebook has pushed back on those claims.

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