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Facebook Inc Outage: Lost US$ 7billion, a place on global rich list in Six hours

By Bakah Derick The global tech giant is reported to have lost not less than US$7billion during the six hours outage on Monday 4 October 2021.  The outage which has been described as the worst ever to affect Facebook Inc according to Netblocks has also affected that global economy with a rough estimated loss of US$160million as a result of the lost in revenue behind Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.  Forbes latest global billionaire  rankings now shows Facebook Inc owner Mark Zuckerberg five places below Bill Gates that is from fifth before the incident and sixth immediately after. At the close of  September, the tech giant was worth US$140billion and is now US$120.9billion.    Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zurkerberg The massive economic downturn has been attributed as the result of the whistleblower Frances Haugen who alleged that Facebook Inc knew its products were fuelling hate and harming children’s mental health. Frances Haugen, a 37-year-old a data sci

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram: "Innocent" government accused of shutdown

By Bakah Derick Many have accused the government of Cameroon for shouting down internet services. According to many in Bamenda, the non availability of the messaging application WhatsApp was intentionally shutdown by government to abort any plans to organise a protest or plans to stage any form of civil disobedience during the Prime Minister's visit to the region.  "These people are really mad. How can they shutdown internet simply because the PM is coming here. What will it change funny people." Kingsley said angrily after discovering that he could no longer use the social media platform.  Told that other internet services were available, he said "they have selected to block only WhatsApp because they think it will be used to organise lockdown. It is a shame. We know already." He added.  Like Kingsley, many have wrongly accused government for shouting down the social media platform including Facebook and Instagram.  Facebook that owns the applicatio