Telegram gains 3 million new users in 24 hours during Facebook outage

Facebook Blames'Server Configuration Change for Massive Outage

The spike in sign-ups, which was about five times higher than the norm, was likely a result of Wednesday's world-wide outage affecting Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, which are all owned by Facebook, Inc.e was not related to a DDoS attack, but have not yet specified what actually went wrong. But the company said Thursday that it has fixed the problem and that its systems are "recovering". "We are 100 per cent back up and running and apologize for any inconvenience", a Facebook spokesperson said.

Facebook said Thursday it had fixed the technical issue that led to a widespread outage across its services for nearly 24 hours on Wednesday.

In Washington, campaigners who have long called for the break-up of Facebook said the outage showed how the concentration of ownership of tech platforms is "dangerous" for consumers. Reuters was not immediately able to verify those claims and the company declined to comment beyond the statement on resumption of services.

Facebook's stock fell almost 3% in early morning trading on Thursday as Wall Street reacted to the outage.

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They were the only people in custody after four North Korean suspects fled the country the same morning Kim was killed. Huong's trial was postponed until April 1 after Doan's lawyer said she needed medical treatment.

Facebook estimates that 2.7 billion people use its apps, with more than 2 billion users posting and messaging on its services every day.

According to the website Downdetector, Facebook's outage spanned the globe, with reports of disruptions concentrated on the U.S. East Coast and in the United Kingdom.

The prolonged disruption could have financial consequences for the company.

Shares of Facebook were down more than 1.5 percent Thursday morning.

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