Facebook (FB) issued a press update on Monday October 4th, 2021, stating that all its online services across the world were down because of a configuration error that couldn’t be fixed on time as most of its staff were working from home.
However, some media resources such as UK’s Daily Mail claim that the downtime could result from a sophisticated cyber attack that could have been launched by supporters of Frances Haugen, the lady who whistle blew the social media giant’s data dealing business ethics on Sunday in an interview with CBS 60 minutes.
Ms. Frances Haugen alleged that the Mark Zuckerberg’s company was putting profits above morals that led to the spread of misinformation, and raised data security concerns.
Ms. Haugen, who is about to be testified before Congress on Tuesday, spoke to a journalist from the Washington Post and stated that FB has been following its own laws and algorithms for data privacy. As no one knows what happens behind the doors of the private company regarding sharing information related to its consumers with ad companies and those interested in planting false stories.
News is out that as soon as a lady exposed Facebook’s fraudulent business ethics, its shares plummeted by 5% thus fetching a $7 billion loss to the world’s top social networking website.
Reports are in that the downtime of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, could be a result of a digital attack that could have been launched by the revolting techie fans of Frances Haugen who are also supporting her financial through a GoFundMe page to fight the army of lawyers cornering her in the court from Facebook.
Note- Ms. Frances was encouraged to reveal the fraudulent business practices of FB by a non-profit organization named Whistleblower Aid, founded by former NSA executive John Napier Tie and Edward Snowden.