Facebook is the world’s biggest social media network by far.
It connects three billion people: nearly 40 percent of the global population.
Many use Instagram and WhatsApp as well, both owned by the US-based tech giant.
But for six hours on Monday, no one could communicate or share content on the company’s platforms.
Facebook apologised and blamed a technical glitch.
The outage is the company’s latest headache, after a former employee accused it of putting profits ahead of safety and privacy concerns.
So, has Facebook become too powerful? And are we too reliant on social media?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Estelle Masse – Europe legislative manager and global data protection Lead, AccessNow.
Alp Toker – Founder of Internet monitoring organisation, NetBlocks.
Catalina Goanta – Assistant professor in private law, Maastricht University.