Elon Musk mocks Mark Zuckerberg after Facebook and Instagram shut down

X owner, Elon Musk has mocked Meta’s owner, Mark Zuckerberg after Facebook, Instagram and Messenger experienced a glitch.

The technical issue appeared to be experienced globally, with millions of users complaining about logging errors while accessing the social media platforms was recorded on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

According to Downdetector.com, the disruptions began not long ago, with more than 300,000 reports of outages for Facebook and about 40,000 reports for Instagram.

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Although the cause of the issues remains unclear, Andy Stone, the spokesperson of Meta, the parent company of both platforms, disclosed that they are aware of the problem.

“We’re aware people are having trouble accessing our services. We are working on this now,” Stone wrote on X, formerly Twitter.


Many Facebook and Instagram users have visited X to express their frustration while some taunted Meta.

@Duamalik78; “Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram are down* Everyone coming back to twitter: 👀”

@thecuteabiola said; “This thing wey just happen ehn! Instagram dey try tell us say make everyone go learn hand work be that oooo! Anything fit happen at anytime 🤣.”

Elon Musk, the owner of X, also took the opportunity to troll Meta, his social media rival, over the outage.

“If you’re reading this post, it’s because our servers are working,” he wrote on X.

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The Mark Zuckerberg-owned platforms had suffered a similar multiple-service outage in October 2021.

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp experienced a global outage that lasted about six hours.

The platforms also experienced glitches globally in March of that same year.


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