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Mar 14, 2019 10:45 PM 1+ mon ago

Facebook explains its worst outage as 3 million users head to Telegram

It must have been a tough 15 hours on Wednesday, March 13 for the more active members of Facebook's massive global community. The social network, along with Facebook-owned Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger, suffered the worst outage in its 15-year history, leaving billions of users unable to post, comment, like, message, troll, or whatever it is they like to get up to on the various services.

Amid criticism for its lack of communication during the outage (it only posted two short tweets), the company finally got around to offering an explanation on Thursday. No, it wasn't a cyber attack as some had suggested, but instead "a server configuration change." That sounds like tech speak for a screw-up in the I.T. department.

In the tweet, Facebook said it had "resolved the issues and our systems are recovering," adding, "We're very sorry for the ...

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