Meta Service Outage Disrupts Flow of Content Creators


If you’re a fan of Meta’s Facebook, Instagram, or Threads (or all of the above), you probably noticed a bit of an outage today.

Mona Lisa painting
Mona Lisa painting. Photo by Mika Baumeister

Lasting some 4 hours, the outage is one of the most widespread in Meta’s history and had more than a few people upset, particularly, content creators and others that make a living off of social media in one way or the other, The Verge reports.

So, what happened exactly? 

Meta Communications representative Andy Stone posted on X (formerly known as Twitter): 

“Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have difficulty accessing some of our services. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

It reminded many of us of the last big crash back in 2021. And while the world survived those few hours sans selfies as well as food pics, the incident does underscore just how much of a utility these platforms are for some people. 

This isn’t the only time that Meta has made headlines recently, either, as the company’s AI image generator recently came under for displaying some of the same bias as Google’s platform. You might recall our story on that, if not, you can read it here. Basically, the problem was so widespread that Google had to take the service down to work on it. There’s no indication of that here, but, interestingly, two of the world’s largest tech companies are struggling with similar issues regarding AI-generated images

Do you use Meta’s platforms for your business or otherwise? Any thoughts you might have on the outage are welcome in the comments. 

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