UPDATE 3: Facebook Back Online Error Page Year 2020 – Verizon, T-Mobile and Others Offline – FB Employees Can’t Access Workspaces – Snowdon Tweet and Data of More Than 1.5 Billion Facebook Users Sold on Hacker Forum – Global Outage of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp – Whistleblower Says Facebook Encouraged Hate Speech

Name: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Event: Global Outage and Whistleblower.
Date: 10.4.2021.
Location: Worldwide, Earth.
News Link: Various links - 10.4.2021.

May be you have noticed; some major social media sites are offline.
Also interesting to mention is that the mainstream media reported today about a Facebook whistleblower.

New information came in. Updates are in red ⇓

Facebook is Back Online

Just a few minutes ago, Facebook went back online. But a few moments before it came online, there was an interesting page, dated 2020 on Facebook.com. We saved that page as a screen image ⇓


Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp go offline
Facebook and the network of social media companies it owns, including Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus VR, suddenly went offline Monday.
The reason for the shutdown was not clear, but online tools that track Facebook suggest that it's a problem with its Domain Name System, or the servers that help create a website's IP addresses.

Source: washingtonexaminer.com - 10.4.2021.

Facebook whistleblower says company encouraged hate speech for profit
The whistleblower who leaked several thousand pages of Facebook's internal research and documentation publicly revealed her identity on national television in the US on Sunday.

Source: newsbytesapp.com - 10.4.2021.

Personal Information of More Than 1.5 Billion Facebook Users Sold on Hacker Forum
The private and personal information of over 1.5 billion Facebook users is being sold on a popular hacking-related forum, potentially enabling cybercriminals and unscrupulous advertisers to target Internet users globally.
This constitutes the biggest and most significant Facebook data dump to date.

Source: privacyaffairs.com - 10.4.2021.

Users are complaining about problems with their internet providers – but they are probably the result of the ongoing blackout at Facebook.
The blackout has meant that not only Facebook but the other services it owns – Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and even Oculus and Workplace – have all been knocked offline.

Source: independent.co.uk - 10.4.2021.

Facebook plunged into chaos as employees ‘CAN’T ACCESS’ servers – or even their workspaces
Facebook’s offices are as much of a mess for employees as its social media platforms are for users, according to anonymous workers who’ve spoken to reporters in the midst of the apparent companywide breakdown.

Source: rt.com - 10.4.2021.