Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have global outages

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Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are DOWN: The tech giant’s social media platforms all crash amid reports of outages worldwide

  • More than a thousand people in the United States, Morocco, Mexico, Bolivia and Brazil, among others, have reported an outage to DownDetector.com since 6 p.m.
  • Nick Tesfaye, who lives in the Moroccan city of Meknes, told the web service that Facebook had a ‘total blackout’
  • The outage reports come after a massive internet outage on Tuesday that shut down hundreds of websites around the world
  • It was not immediately clear whether Wednesday’s Facebook outage was related to the larger outage

Facebook’s social media platforms, including WhatsApp and Instagram, were faced with massive outages worldwide on Wednesday.

More than a thousand people in the United States, Morocco, Mexico, Bolivia and Brazil, among others, have reported an outage to DownDetector.com since 6 p.m.

Nick Tesfaye, who lives in the Moroccan city of Meknes, told the web service that Facebook had a “total blackout.”

Facebook's social media platforms, including WhatsApp and Instagram, were faced with massive outages worldwide on Wednesday

Facebook’s social media platforms, including WhatsApp and Instagram, were faced with massive outages worldwide on Wednesday

The outage reports come after a massive internet outage on Tuesday that shut down hundreds of websites around the world.

That blackout, which was blamed on a single unnamed IT customer, prevented millions of people from accessing sites like Amazon, Spotify and Netflix, as well as the BBC, the British government and the White House.

It was caused by a software bug caused when a customer of Fastly – the US cloud computing company responsible for the problems – changed its settings, the company said.

It was not immediately clear whether Wednesday’s Facebook outage was related to the larger outage.

DailyMail.com has reached out to Facebook for more information and additional comments regarding the outage.

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