Updated: Facebook, Instagram outage ‘nearly fixed for everyone’

October 11, 2017 7:11 PM

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Facebook, which was down for some users around the world Wednesday morning, should be back up for almost everyone, the company says.

“A networking issue” was to blame for the disruption of Facebook services, which the company began to work on fixing within an hour, a spokeswoman said.

A map by Down Detector, which keeps track of outages of the world’s largest social network, still shows problems throughout the world, including comments from users who chimed in to say they couldn’t access Facebook, or that the site was slow.

The #FacebookDown hashtag was also making the rounds on Twitter. Some users said they could access Facebook on mobile but not desktop.

In addition, Instagram users reported they were unable to use Facebook’s photo-sharing social network.

The outage came at an inopportune time for users in Northern California, who have been relying on the company’s Safety Check feature to figure out whether their friends and family are affected by the Wine Country fires.

Facebook says it has 2 billion users worldwide, and that Instagram has 800 million users.

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Source: mercurynews.com

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