Facebook usage soars across its platforms in lockdown countries

R Sinduja

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Facebook usage has increased across its platforms in countries that announced a lockdown due to novel coronavirus. Italy has seen the biggest rise with group video calls rocketing by more than 1000% in last month. The total messaging traffic on all its platforms had increased by 50% on average across the hardest-hit countries. Facebook owns Instagram & Whatsapp but it said higher usage won't prevent expected falls.