Facebook denies cyber attack as Whatsapp, Instagram, Messenger suffer outage

Facebook is having issues globally

Facebook is having issues globally

Both Facebook's desktop site and app appeared to be affected.

Some Facebook and Instagram users experienced complications on Wednesday.

Facebook is having a major outage.

Some users of Facebook and other platforms owned by the tech giant, including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp, experienced problems accessing the services.

Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, said the Facebook problem affected parts of the US, including the East and West Coast; parts of Europe and elsewhere.

Instagram has also tweeted, "We're aware of an issue impacting people's access to Instagram right now".

"I'm trying to communicate with my team in NY".

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Facebook users, including brand marketers, expressed their outrage on Twitter with the #facebookdown hashtag.

The outage is occurring against a political backdrop of legislators in the United States and beyond considering whether large technology firms - not just Facebook - should be broken up.

"We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack".

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

"The length of time, plus number of users affected, makes this comfortably the most severe outage in Facebook's history", he said on Twitter.

The hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown have been used more than 150,000 times so far. While the sites/apps are working fine for some, others are unable to access or login to Facebook and Instagram.

Meanwhile, the social media outage became the butt of jokes on Twitter. Social media users panicked and tweeted that the website may have faced a cyber attack on its servers.

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