Apparently, people didn’t get the memo the last time this happened.
As you may know, Facebook and Instagram suffered a major outage on Monday. It lasted about an hour. It was devastating.
During this time, instead of doing literally anything other than calling 911 to report the Facebook outage, people actually called 911 to report the Facebook outage. Again.
CBS San Francisco reports that five idiots called 911 to report that Facebook and Instagram weren’t working. Oh, and someone even called back to bitch.
“Our lines are dedicated to handle life and death calls, and even though Facebook is important to a lot of people, it’s not a matter of life and death when it stops working,” a dispatcher told the site. “One caller even called back to tell me I was being rude because I told her it wasn’t a life threatening emergency.”
I have baby photos to like. This is serious.
As I’ve alluded to, this isn’t the first time this has happened. Facebook suffered a major outage last August, and so many people called 911 that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had to issue a public plea. Please, pretty please, quit clogging up our lines with calls about Facebook.
#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!
— Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014
After initial reports that Facebook had been hit with some sort of cyberattack, the company issued a statement saying the whole this was self-inflicted.
“Earlier today many people had trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. This was not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems. We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100% for everyone,” said Facebook in a statement.
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