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Facebook, Instagram Suffer Outages

Mar 13, 2019, 3:18 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:14 pm
In this photo illustration the Social networking site Facebook is displayed on a laptop screen. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue.

According to downdector.com, which monitors websites, the outages started around 12 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday in parts of the U.S., including the East and West Coast, parts of Europe and elsewhere. Both Facebook’s desktop site and app appeared to be affected. Some users saw a message that said Facebook was down for “required maintenance.”

Facebook did not say what was causing the outages, which were still occurring as of 2:15 p.m. E.T., or which regions were affected.

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