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Facebook, WhatsApp Alive as DNS Issues Resolved After Six Hours Of Darkness

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After approximately six hours offline, Facebook and WhatsApp are back.

After a Domain Name System (DNS) issue that knocked Facebook and other related products off the internet for more than six hours, there’s a sign of life coming from Facebook’s DNS servers which are broadcasting again, according to DNS Checker.

Senior Editor at The Verge tweeted, “Facebook seems to be slowly coming back to life. I’m seeing BGP announcements and DNS is back.”

“Facebook seems to be slowly coming back to life. I’m seeing BGP announcements and DNS is back.”

The estimated global economic impact of the internet disruption for Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger comes out to nearly $1 billion.

The NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool (COST) estimated the outage had a total economic impact of a whopping $968 million on the global economy.

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