Social Media Platforms’ Global Outage: Paytm Rips apart WhatsApp, Facebook on ‘Monopoly’

Amidst the trolling and the meme outrage on Friday, Paytm, an Indian e-commerce service informed the Netizens/Generation-Z that their ‘Internet was fine’. This was intended to be a heads-up that apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram are no more reliable.

Last Friday evening, lakhs of Netizens from India and across the globe looked-up Twitter to check if they were the only ones facing ‘Internet Downtime‘. And within seconds, the fact sunk in that major social media platforms, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram- all of them were facing global outage. It lasted for around 30 minutes in some parts of the World.

“Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to face trouble accessing some Facebook services. We resolved this issue for everyone and we apologize for any inconvenience”. declared Facebook in a statement shared with the media.

WhatsApp stated in their tweet, “Thanks for your patience, that was a long 45 minutes but we are back”.

In between all this melodrama, came a sharp and tactful dig by Paytm, that informed the fellow netizens that their “internet was fine“.

This didn’t just appear out of the blue, as Paytm CEO and Founder, Vijay Shekhar Sharma accused Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, WhatsApp of “abusing monopoly“. In one of his tweets, he also added that these platforms’ (WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram) were taking their users’ privacy for granted. Clandestinely, he intended a shout-out to the Signal-App.

Likewise, there were various mixed reactions from the fellow netizens regarding Paytm’s Dig:

 

 

As of now, there is nothing to worry about, since the apps remain accessible. but there is no prior information of what the scale of service unavailability was or what the causes of downtime were.

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