Facebook and its apps glitch for hours as whistleblower testifies before Congress (includes video)

Yesterday was not a good day for Facebook. The social media giant experienced the worst outage in its 17-year history.

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were down for most of the day, with company executives taking to Twitter to update users on the progress to bring the servers back. Twitter joked about this, tweeting: “Hello literally everyone.”

This outage followed an interview on “60 Minutes” Sunday in which Frances Haugen, a whistleblower and former Facebook employee, alleged that the company cares more about funds than public safety. Haugen is scheduled to testify before a Senate committee today.

Ana Soler is majoring in journalism with a translation & interpretation certificate at Florida International University. She has a passion for writing and reporting in both English and Spanish. She is a lover of linguistics, pop culture, entertainment, traveling and learning about people of all walks of life.