The worldwide social media blackout that resulted in major crashes on Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday (March 13) left several digital mediums, influencers and everyday users at a standstill.
Beginning around noon, the functionalities of the two sites significantly began slowing down and, ultimately, ended in a complete shutdown of the sites. Users were unable to post, comment, like, refresh timelines, and for some, log in to their own accounts. Other Facebook-spearheaded mobile apps experienced technical difficulties too, including messaging platform WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Social media users everywhere scrambled to find answers amid the shutdown, spurring the #instagramdown and #facebookdown hashtags on one platform that did stand strong throughout the digital crash storm: Twitter.
While Facebook took to its official Twitter handle to confirm that the ordeal was not the result of a hacking situation, Facebook executives assured that the technical team was working diligently to resolve it. But in the meantime, we left it to Black Twitter and hip-hop to be the comedic relief everyone needed during the digital disaster.
From Cardi B to Ice-T, check out some of the most hilarious reactions we saw from your favorite musicians on the Instagram and Facebook apocalypse of 2019 below:
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