Reporter Mark Stone explains the “strange coincidence” with Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram all being down this morning.
Facebook's share price has been walloped by today's outage, stripping billions out of company CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal fortune.
Business publication Forbes reported that Zuckerberg has lost US$5.9 billion ($8.5 billion) off the back of the global outage of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp.
This still leaves Zuckerberg with a cool fortune of around US$117 billion.
The company's share price slipped 4.8 per cent off the back of the outage.
The company did not say what might be causing the outage, which began around 11.45am ET Monday (4.45am NZT today).
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