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Gone in Minutes, Out for Hours: Global Outage Shakes Facebook

When‌ ‌apps‌ ‌used‌ ‌by‌ ‌billions‌ ‌of‌ ‌people‌ ‌worldwide‌ ‌blinked‌ ‌out,‌ ‌lives‌ ‌were‌ ‌disrupted,‌ ‌businesses‌ ‌were‌ ‌cut‌ ‌off‌ ‌from‌ ‌customers‌ ‌—‌ ‌and‌ ‌some‌ ‌Facebook‌ ‌employees‌ ‌were‌ ‌locked‌ ‌out‌ ‌of‌ ‌their‌ ‌offices.‌ ‌Facebook’s‌ ‌internal‌ ‌communications‌ ‌platform,‌ ‌Workplace,‌ ‌was‌ ‌also‌ ‌taken‌ ‌out,‌ ‌leaving‌ ‌most‌ ‌employees‌ ‌unable‌ ‌to‌ ‌do‌ ‌their‌ ‌jobs.‌ ‌ ‌

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Can Australia Save Journalism From Big Tech?

Last week Facebook carried out what may have been the single largest content takedown in its history. Any content that looked vaguely like news, even if it very much was not, disappeared from the platform in Australia. The company was demonstrating its opposition to a law now passed by the Australian Parliament that could require technology companies to compensate news organizations for their content.

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