During its outage, Facebook turns to Twitter to share updates

For most of the globe Wednesday, the social media company was powered down, including its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp. The company opted for tweets to address user concerns.

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Even for Facebook, Twitter is an important channel for live updates in a crisis.

The social media company suffered a global outage on Wednesday, affecting users on its Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms. Users shared their consternation that their favorite social media platform was unavailable:

At least we have @Twitter 💙

By @schulteofficial#FacebookDown #InstagramDown pic.twitter.com/VBVUiYysHO

— 9GAG ❤️ Memeland (@9GAG) March 14, 2019

🙁 Still down for me! #Facebookdown pic.twitter.com/17aYsFZ1Qt

— lacy lund (@LundLacy) March 14, 2019

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