Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

'Is Facebook down?' Facebook users reporting issues

'Is Facebook down?' Facebook users reporting issues

And while the company acknowledged the problem, it didn't immediately provide answers about the cause or when the service might return to normal. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", a Facebook spokesperson wrote in an email to Mashable.

Facebook on Wednesday said it is aware of widespread outages on its platforms, including Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram, and is working to resolve the issue.

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When some users try to post they are met with an error message. Both Facebook's desktop site and app appeared to be affected.

Meanwhile another user, Layla added: "i can not do anything on my instagram. send messages, like posts, even change my password! nothing is being refreshed or fixed please help. i'm scared i'm being hacked".

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

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But Facebook's issues began just before 8 this morning.

Facebook did not give an estimate for when they expect the problem to be resolved.

The outage, looking at Downdetector.com - is worldwide but hitting the US and Europe fairly hard.

'Pages won't load. I'm sure they're busy loading new algorithms to sell your data & spy on you better and more efficiently, ' one users tweeted. Many report being unable to post, share, or like.

Social media fiends are in a panic as popular social media apps hit the skids.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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