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8 Funniest Memes About The Worldwide Facebook Shutdown

Of course there were 'Squid Game' references.

Cover image via @JeybProno (Twitter) & @hridz_11 (Twitter)

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Facebook and its family of social media platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp, were down for hours on early Tuesday morning, 5 October

According to The New York Times, the outage affected over 3.5 billion people around the world who use these apps not only to communicate with friends and family, but also for work, news, advertising, food deliveries, livestreaming, and many other forms of distribution of information.

As people slowly found the platforms unavailable for use, many turned to Twitter to look for answers... and it also led to hundreds of hilarious responses and memes.

We've compiled a few for your viewing pleasure:

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The whole incident also led to this ultimate response from Twitter:

Basking in the spotlight, the tweet garnered over 2.5 million likes and replies from other major social media platforms, brands, and celebrities who were online.

The Internet is a funny place:

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