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Disruption Has Wide Impact

Social media is used not only as a communication medium, but also a business platform. When social network services are down, both Facebook and their users suffer losses.

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS — Facebook, Inc. has identified the cause of the disruption that hit the social networking platform for several hours on Monday. The disruptions to Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram had a broad impact because many people use the social networking platforms, not only for communication but also business.

In Indonesia, users could not access Facebook, WhatsApp, or Instagram for several hours from about 10:30 p.m. Western Indonesia Time (WIT) on Monday until around 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday. The disruption of the social networking services provided by the American company affected millions of users around the world.

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