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Harb says not to blame for WhatsApp outage

A Whatsapp App logo is seen behind a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone that is logged on to Facebook in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, February 20, 2014.(REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

BEIRUT: Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb tweeted Saturday that the interruption of WhatsApp service was global and that the ministry had nothing to do with it.

The WhatsApp messenger service was halted in Lebanon and around the world for a few hours, sparking a storm of comments on social networking sites.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 24, 2014, on page 6.

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