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Calls for the breakdown of large technology platforms

The scale of the incident has sparked renewed calls for large technology platforms to break down and greater choice and competition being offered to consumers, Margrethe Vestager said.

The incident highlighted the negative impact of large tech firms controlling large swathes of the online world.

“Our engineering teams have found that configuration changes to the backbone routers that integrate network traffic between our data centers have caused issues that have disrupted this communication,” said Santosh Janardhan of Facebook.

“The disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, which stopped our services.”

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