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South Africans React to Social Media Outage

South Africans were struggling to access social media and message platforms on Monday, with WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook hit by a global outage. The service monitoring platform Downdetector shows that the global outage was first reported around 17:00 on Monday evening in South Africa. By Monday night SA time, Facebook was still in its worst outage since 2008 when it was offline for about a day – at a time when it had only about 80 million users. In 2019, what the company later called a server configuration error affected its service to some users over a 24-hour period.


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