Is Facebook down? Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger also part of major outage

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have apparently all been largely shut down.

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According to the site, the social network and all Facebook-owned platforms stopped working around 11:30 a.m. Monday. down detector. The outage affects about 7 billion users between the three platforms.

Users visiting Facebook’s site saw an error page or an onscreen message that read, “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll fix it as soon as possible.”

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Instagram and WhatsApp are not showing new or updated content. On Instagram, messages including “Could not refresh feed” or “5xx server error” appeared.

Facebook did not immediately respond to USA Today’s request for comment.

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But the company took to Twitter and tweeted: “We know some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and any inconveniences We apologize for that.”

After the outage, a whistleblower said the world’s largest social network Prioritizing profit over user safety.

Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen said in an exclusive interview to CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday that 2018 changes to the content flow in Facebook’s News Feed have led to more division and malfeasance in networks designed to bring people together. has contributed.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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