Facebook, Instagram down in many parts of world

Facebook, Instagram down in many parts of world

Some users said they couldn't log into the website, some said they couldn't post, some said they could sometimes post, and some said they could still "like" posts.

Its Facebook outage map showed hotspots in the heavily populated areas of the United States, in northern Europe including the UK, and also instances in the UAE.

It appears users all over the world are reporting problems.

According to downdetector.com, Facebook is said to be down from around 9.30 pm in India.

Facebook confirmed the platform-wide issue Wednesday afternoon, but had not yet released a fix as of about four hours after the outage first struck. Problems range from pages not loading whatsoever to issues within Facebook Messenger.

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Facebook platforms suffer outages in Americas and Europe

We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

KNOE has not been able to post on Facebook since just after 11 a.m. Messaging services are also being affected.

"I figured this could happen eventually but it's extremely crippling to be part of this monopoly".

Hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown were the top spots in Twitter's trending section for most of the day.

Many shared jokes about the social media outage leading to the collapse of society, as "nobody remembers how to reach loved ones or eat food without posting updates". While there isn't enough information available at the moment, people are coming up with a lot of possible stories, including a DDoS attack.

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