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Facebook, Instagram outage draws reaction from NBA world

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Social media has become ingrained in our day-to-day lives. It’s a point where most of us can’t imagine what we’d do with all the extra time we’d have if some social media platforms went down or are taken away. Everybody has been getting a taste of it so far on this Monday, October 4th, as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have all been down for hours.

The outage began at approximately 8:40AM PST, where Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp users were all unable to use the platforms.

Facebook released a statement via their official Twitter account, saying, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

According to Spectator Index, the outage has cost Mark Zuckerberg $5.9 billion in net worth

Everyone knows how significant NBA Twitter is to the Twitter experience, which prompted many in the NBA world to react to the outages of three of the major platforms that exist today.

According to some reports, Facebook, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, is currently facing DNS issues. DNS, which stands for domain name servers, are the records for a site and its ability to route people. An investigative team is currently looking into the issues, and there were even reports by the New York Times that Facebook has sent a team to one of its secure, little-known data centers in California to try to manually reset its servers.