“Facebook and its family of apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, were inaccessible for hours on Monday, taking out a vital communications platform used by billions and showcasing just how dependent the world has become on a company that is under intense scrutiny,” writes The Times.
Did the outage affect you or your family or friends? How? Did having them disappear make you realize anything about the role of those platforms in your life? In our world in general? If so, what?
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