Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are down worldwide

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are down worldwide

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are down: All social media platforms of the tech giant are down amid reports of a worldwide outage

  • More than a thousand people in countries such as the United States, Morocco, Mexico, Bolivia and Brazil have reported interruptions on downdetector.com since 6 p.m.
  • Nick Tesfaye, who lives in the Moroccan city of Meknes, told the web service that Facebook is experiencing a ‘total blackout’.
  • Reports of the outage came on Tuesday after a major Internet blackout that shut down hundreds of websites around the world.
  • It was not immediately clear whether Facebook’s outage on Wednesday was related to the major outage

Facebook, as well as its sister social media platforms WhatsApp and Instagram, faced major disruptions across the world on Wednesday.

More than a thousand people in countries such as the United States, Morocco, Mexico, Bolivia and Brazil have reported interruptions on downdetector.com since 6 p.m.

Nick Tesfaye, who lives in the Moroccan city of Meknes, told the site that Facebook is experiencing a “complete blackout.”

Facebook’s social media platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram suffered heavy losses across the world on Wednesday.

Reports of the outage came after a major Internet blackout on Tuesday that shut down hundreds of websites around the world.

The blackout, which was attributed to an unidentified IT customer, blocked millions of people from accessing sites such as Amazon, Spotify and Netflix, as well as the BBC, the UK government and the White House.

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The company said the cause was a software bug that arose when a customer of Fastly – the US cloud computing company responsible for the problems – changed its settings.

It was not immediately clear whether Facebook’s outage on Wednesday was related to the larger outage.

DailyMail.com contacted Facebook for additional information and feedback about the outage.

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Will Smith

About the author: Will Smith

Will covers public and private tech markets from New York. He was previously a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, and prior to that was a reporter at the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has received a Journalist of the Year award from the L.A. Press Club and an investigative reporting award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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