After the confusion that surrounded millions of social media users around the world, the effect of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp services outage for hours Last night, the European Union confirmed today, Tuesday, that the problem that has arisen shows the need for more alternative businesses or competition, and stressed that it is not possible to support a single company, regardless of its size, with reference to Facebook.
Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, said on Tuesday that the outage showed the consequences of using a few large companies and stressed the need for more competition.
#facebookdown says 2 things:
1 / we need alternatives & choices in the #technology market, and should not rely on a few large players, whoever they are => this is the objective of #DMA
2 / that sometimes, there is nothing better than talking to each other… just on the phone or… offline😊
– Margrethe Vestager (@vestager) October 5, 2021
She also added in a tweet on her Twitter account: “We want alternatives and options in the tech market, and we shouldn’t rely on a few. great players Whatever they are, this is the goal of the Digital Markets Act.
Vestager proposed a draft rule last year known as the Digital Markets Act, which established a list of dos and don’ts for Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google to force them to change their business model from basis to allow more competition.
It should be noted that the blackout that hit Facebook yesterday deprived the company’s 3.5 billion users of access to its social media and messaging services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.
Downdetector, who tracks internet outages, described the outage as the biggest problem Facebook has ever faced.
While a large number of users have switched to competing apps like Twitter and Tik Tok in the past few hours.
And later announced Facebook Wrong settings in the parameters were the main reason for the huge malfunction which caused heavy losses to the famous communication site.