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Mark Zuckerberg Slammed Over Social Media Blackout Apology

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Mark Zuckerberg has been slammed over his apology for the social media blackout that occurred on Monday. 

Following the temporary outage of several platforms, the CEO of Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp released a statement saying he was ‘sorry the disruption’.

It read: “Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now.

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“Sorry for the disruption today – I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about.”

Although the post accumulated thousands of likes, many people flooded the comments section with angry messages and said that his apology ‘wasn’t good enough’.

One person wrote: “You really did us dirty.”

Another fumed: “I deserve an explanation, I deserve an acceptable reason!”

“What was the reason?” a third demanded.

However, others were much more forgiving and made jokes about the situation.

One Facebook user joked: “You have created the next baby boom starting in nine months!”

Referencing Squid Game, another quipped: “I almost got to clean up my house but nahhh, the light was red for seven hours.”

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Mark Zuckerberg shared an apology about the social media blackout, but it’s faced a huge backlash. Credit: Mark Zuckerberg via Facebook

Following the social media blackout, it was reported that the 37-year-old’s net worth dropped by $7billion in a matter of hours.

According to NetBlocks, a site that tracks internet shortages and their impact, the issue resulted in Facebook shares plummeting by 5%, and it cost the global economy a whopping $160m.

As reported by TechCrunch, the social media platforms are believed to have suffered from technical difficulties due to a problem with the server.

The site claimed: “Instagram shows a ‘5xx server error,’ which indicates that this is an issue with Facebook’s servers.

“Users are also unable to send messages or load new content on the mobile apps for these platforms. Even Oculus, Facebook’s virtual reality platform, is experiencing outages, according to a tweet the platform posted.

“It appears that the outage is caused by a DNS (domain name server) fail – this is the naming structure that forms the web’s infrastructure. So, if you try to navigate to facebook.com right now, the internet won’t know where to find facebook.com.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.