WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down for almost an hour and Codacons is demanding compensation from Mark Zuckerberg. “At a time when millions of Italians are forced to work in smartworking, disruptions like the one today cause serious inconvenience and slow down the activity of citizens, preventing them from sending even important messages” explains Codacons. “Even Instagram would be involved in the inconvenience, but it is above all the downfall of Whatsapp that arouses the ire of users and creates the greatest problems” adds the consumer association.
“It is not the first time that similar blackouts have been recorded in Italy, which in this period of health emergency and forced smartworking appear even more serious” continues the association. “This is why we ask Facebook, owner of WhatsApp and Instagram, to automatically compensate all Italian users involved in today’s disservice, studying together with Codacons the most appropriate forms of compensation” he adds.