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April 09, 2021

Facebook and Instagram Suffer Outage on April 8th, 2021

The outage caused a 71% drop in internet traffic from the popular social media service Instagram, according to Kentik’s OTT Service Tracker.

Traffic from Instagram began a precipitous drop at 21:27 UTC (5:27pm ET) before experiencing a partial recovery at 21:48 UTC. Traffic levels for the impacted Facebook services did not return to normal until 22:13 UTC.

The outage took place only three weeks after Facebook suffered another crippling outage on March 19th. This time, Facebook blamed the outage on a configuration change.

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Doug Madory

Doug Madory is the Director of Internet Analysis for Kentik where he works on Internet infrastructure analysis. The Washington Post dubbed him “The Man who can see the Internet” for his reputation in identifying significant developments in the global layout of the Internet. Doug is regularly quoted by major news outlets about developments ranging from national blackouts to BGP hijacks to the activation of submarine cables. Prior to Kentik, he was the lead analyst for Oracle’s Internet Intelligence team (formerly Dyn Research and Renesys).

Twitter: @DougMadory

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