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In this photo illustration, the Facebook and Instagram apps are seen on the screen of an iPhone on October 04, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. Social media applications Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing a global outage that started before 9 a.m. (P.S.T.) on Monday morning.

Yesterday was a bad day for MARK ZUCKERBERG.  It all started Sunday night, when a former employee named Frances Haugendid an interview with “60 Minutes”, exposing all kinds of internal corruption at Facebook . . .Including the fact that Facebook intentionally prioritizes incendiary content, because they make more money that way.

Also, they KNEW Instagram was increasing suicidal thoughts and eating disorders among young girls, and really didn’t do anything about it.  (She’s testifying before Congress today.)

Then, yesterday at about 11:30 A.M. Eastern, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger all went down . . . and didn’t return until the evening.

By 4 o’clock, they’d lost nearly $60 million in revenue . . . about $13 million per hour, or $220,000 a minute.  And Zuckerberg saw his personal net worth decrease by about $7 BILLION.

It’s still not clear what caused the outage, but it appears to have been a problem with the Domain Name System, which translates website names into IP addresses that can be read by a computer.