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Millions Flock to Signal and Telegram After Facebook Outage

  • WhatsApp alternatives gain from protracted Monday downtime
  • Twitter and Clubhouse became public forums to discuss outage
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Facebook shares tumbled after the company suffered a devastating outage, and a whistleblower accused the social media giant of putting “profit over safety.” Kurt Wagner reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Signal and Telegram, two private messenger apps, saw downloads and user sign-ups soar during the extended downtime of Facebook Inc.’s network of apps and services.

Millions of new users joined the Edward Snowden-endorsed Signal on Monday, it said on Twitter. Telegram, whose functionality closely mirrors that of WhatsApp, surged 55 places to top the U.S. iPhone download chart, according to Sensor Tower.