The malfunction occurred at about 11.30 a.m. Most of the users who suffered from it reside in Western Europe.
The problem is observed in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, POland, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.
Users reported that they can neither send nor read any messages.
Earlier, we reported that the management team of Facebook, Inc. decided to make a step in the ongoing combat with the pandemic and related public features, such as misinformation about anti-Covid vaccines.
"The move expands Facebook’s current rules against falsehoods and conspiracy theories about the pandemic. The social media company says it takes down coronavirus misinformation that poses a risk of “imminent” harm, while labeling and reducing distribution of other false claims that fail to reach that threshold. Facebook said in a blog post that the global policy change came in response to news that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be rolling out around the world", reads the story by Reuters.