Facebook goes down: Social network crashes leaving millions without access to their accounts

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  • Facebook crashes on Tuesday night, leaving millions waiting to log-in back to their accounts
  • A message saying something went wrong was displayed whenever a user tries to log-in
  • The message also added that they are working on it and Facebook will be back as soon as it can

MENLO PARK, California – The world’s biggest social networking site, Facebook, crashes on Tuesday evening, leaving millions of users without access to their accounts, Greg Kumparak reported in Tech Crunch and posted on September 28.

The site, which claims to cater to 1.23 billion monthly users, displayed an error message to account owners who were trying to log on.

In a report by Dion Dassanayake on Express posted on September 28, it said that visitors on Facebook website from different parts of the globe were greeted with a message reading “sorry something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”

Facebook users using the mobile apps also reported to show a network error. Reports said that it is the second time that the social media site has been down recently, as it also suffered a crash last Thursday.

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Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, once gave advice to business founders by saying: “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”

In a post on his Facebook page, he wrote: “To keep the internet strong, we need to keep it secure.

“That’s why at Facebook we spend a lot of our energy making our services and the whole internet safer and more secure. We encrypt communications, we use secure protocols for traffic, we encourage people to use multiple factors for authentication and we go out of our way to help fix issues we find in other people’s services,” the founder said as quoted by David Raven for his article in Mirror published on September 28.

“The internet works because most people and companies do the same. We work together to create this secure environment and make our shared space even better for the world,” Zuckerberg added.

A few minutes later on the same night, reports said that users were able to access their account once again.