While Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffered a global outage, Conservatives like myself who have been banned, censored, and demonetized by the liberal social media czars watch as big tech crumbles.
You will reap what you sow one way or the other…it’s inevitable!
DailyMail reported that between 11.50am EST and 11.52am EST, Facebook made a series of updates to its border gateway protocol (BGP) which caused it to ‘disappear’ from the internet. The BGP allows for the exchange of routing information on the internet and takes people to the websites they want to access.
Facebook’s changes included withdrawals which removed its properties from the domain naming system it operates and essentially made it impossible for anyone to connect to the sites because they could no longer be found online.
As of 4:00 p.m. ET, the company has seen estimated lost revenues of roughly $60 million, based on Fortune estimates. And every hour the outage continues, that figure will increase by $13 million or so.
Fortune reported that the figure is based on Facebook’s second quarter earnings, which saw revenue of $29.08 billion over a 91-day period. That works out an average of $319.6 million per day or $13.3 million per hour. The figure does not account for peak traffic periods or days of the week.
Is it just a coincidence that the outage happens after Frances Haugen, a former Facebook product engineer, leaked numerous internal documents and accused the company of choosing profit over the safety of its users in a “60 Minutes” interview?
Could this shutdown be deliberate to avoid scandal?
Grab your popcorn folks…this is gonna get real good!