Facebook, Instagram hit by global outage due to unspecified problems


Downdetector.com reported that in part of U.S. people are facing major issues in operating Facebook and Instagram.

It was the second instance in the past two weeks in which technical issues appeared to affect access to Facebook.

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"We are now experiencing issues that may cause some API requests to take longer or fail unexpectedly", a message on the Facebook for developers page confirmed. The problems spawned the hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown on social media.

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Reports of problems accessing Facebook and Instagram have appeared from all over the world, including the USA, Vietnam, Argentina, and the United Kingdom, according to the site Downdetector. "We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can".

It is not known if the outages for both platforms are connected.

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