911 is for when the house is on fire - not for when you can’t see your cousin’s selfies

BY CRAIG HILL, chill@thenewstribune.com

When Facebook isn’t working it might seem like an emergency, but the cops can’t do anything about it.

Bothell Police felt obliged to post this reminder Wednesday on its Twitter feed: “We will move mountains to help those in our community, however we can't fix Facebook so please don't call 911 to ‘let us know it’s down.’”

Facebook and Instagram were not working for many users in the United States and Europe on Wednesday (Oct. 11) morning.