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Thousands report Facebook/Instagram 'blackout' as users unable to access sites

12 October 2017, 12:55 | Patty Hardy

GETTYInstagram is experiencing problems for users across the UK Europe and US

Instagram is experiencing problems for users across the UK Europe and US

There are also reported issues for Facebook-owned Instagram, though they don't appear to be as widespread.

Facebook users across US, UK, Europe and India have taken to microblogging website to report the disruptions.

Thousands of social media users across the globe reported that Facebook was down on Wednesday morning.

The website Down Detector said problems started around 4pm on Wednesday (11 October) with Europe and North America most affected.

Mashable reports that both desktop and mobile users are experiencing problems.

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"Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Facebook services".

"We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible".

#FacebookDown began trending on Twitter worldwide around 6pm SAST, as Twitter remained functional.

Bad news social media users.

Facebook, which also owns Instagram, wrote on its developer site: "We are now experiencing an increased level of API errors".



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