People called 911 because of FaceBook outage
If you’ve been a regular user of the inter webs in the past weeks, you might have come across one or more articles (like this one) ranting about an outage on FaceBook.com.
The last time something like this happened was way back in June and many users took ti Twitter and many other parts if the Internet to express their outrage and humor over the incident.
However, the disruption in service on FaceBook which lasted for about 35 minutes last week got some people nonchalantly calling 911, the police emergency number in the US and other place.
A County Sheriff sergeant Burton Brink, who expressed disapproval over the incident said that they received several calls from “concerned” individuals asking why FaceBook went down.
Sergeant Brink took the campaign to Twitter to let people know that 911 is not a customer care number for FaceBook. He wrote, “Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please do not call us about it being down, we do not know when FB will be back up!”
He was futher quoted elsewhere saying, “We get phone calls all the time, whether if be Facebook going down.”
“But with Facebook in particular, we get calls probably because it’s such a widely-used thing,” he added.
FaceBook has released a statement on the outage saying, “Facebook is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We will update shortly.”
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