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Facebook, Instagram Had A Major Outage, And A Worldwide Existential Crisis Ensued

14 March, 2019, 07:28 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • A screengrab of the live outage map from

Many people are venting about the problems on Facebook competitor Twitter.

It's not clear what caused the issue but a spokesperson for the social networking giant confirmed that the company is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it. "We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can do". Some users have regular access, and some have intermittent access.

Ads Manager is the self-serve advertising website that millions of marketers use to schedule their campaigns across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.

The company also posted a thread on Twitter confirming the outage.

Facebook has been experiencing an outage that continues to impact some Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Oculus users.

Akvile DeFazio, a social media advertiser with her own agency, Akvertising, says she has been in touch with Facebook representatives.

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During those hours, some in the US who tried to log into Facebook found themselves confronted with a note that said the company was down for "required maintenance" and that "Facebook Will Be Back Soon". As of 4:45 EDT service was restored to some but other users were still reporting problems.

According to the website downdetector.com, outages were heaviest in North America and Europe, but some users appeared to be affected in other regions.

"Yo Facebook & Instagram, you done with not working today?"

A link of the social media site explains that the problems will only be encountered by some users because Facebook doesn't do maintenance on the whole site at the same time.

Joining the fun, South Australia State Emergency Service wrote on Twitter: "We know Facebook & Instagram are down".

We'll update this story as more details emerge.

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