Is the Facebook Marketplace Being Shut Down?

One of my readers sent me a message today notifying me of something funny about the Facebook marketplace: there are no new postings since the middle of June. Whether you are viewing the marketplace or searching for items, the most recent item you can view is from June. I tried posting an item and it worked but unfortunately it doesn’t appear to be viewable in the marketplace.

I’m not sure if this is simply a bug that has gone unnoticed for weeks or if it is instead a test to see if users even notice the downtime. I surely don’t use the marketplace regularly although I’ve posted two items on the site. Do you use the marketplace? Is it also not working properly for you? Do you think it should be shut down?

Facebook Marketplace Screenshot