When Facebook went dark

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By Al Jazeera Media Network and Al Jazeera Podcasts. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

For six hours on October 4, Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, all owned by the same parent company, were inaccessible to the 3.5 billion people who use them. The outage exposed just how extensive Facebook’s communications empire is, and left people wondering if it’s a monopoly that needs to be broken up.

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