"Yesterday, we made a change to the server configuration that triggered a series of cascading problems." As a result, many people have had difficulty accessing our apps and services, "a Facebook spokesman said.
A Facebook spokesman told CNN Business despite some online rumors, the problem was not caused by an attack or from an attack, adding that the company was focused on solving the problem and hoped to finally be able to share details on what caused the problem.
The interruption, also extended to Facebook-owned services like Instagram , Messenger and WhatsApp, is considered the biggest suffering ever suffered by the social media giant.
In Washington, supporters who long asked for a Facebook break said that the breakdown showed that the concentration of ownership of technology platforms is "dangerous" for consumers.