For six hours on October 4, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, all owned by the same parent company, were inaccessible to the 3.5 billion people who use them.
The outage exposed just how extensive Facebook’s communications empire is, and left people wondering if it is a monopoly that needs to be broken up.
In this episode:
- Ruchi Kumar (@RuchiKumar), freelance journalist
- Sanjay Nagral (@SanjayNagral), surgeon in Mumbai
- Edyta Norejko, co-founder of ForHouse; Lail Hossain, founder of With a Spin
- Maritza Felix, founder of Conecta Arizona
- Alex Harman (@CitizenAlex3), competition policy advocate at Public Citizen
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