Facebook experiences largest outage in history of the company

Facebook experiences largest outage in history of the company

On the website Downdetector.com, there were "problems at Facebook".

Photo-sharing app Instagram announced it was back up and running, but users are still having difficulty accessing Facebook, according to Down Detector.

Facebook said they are working to resolve the problems as soon as possible.

Thousands of users say they are experiencing outages on Facebook at this time.

A message on Facebook's login screen reads: "Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes".

Facebook users, including brand marketers, expressed their outrage on Twitter with the #facebookdown hashtag.

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Facebook took to rival social network Twitter to communicate with users about the outage.

It's not just Facebook that seems to be suffering from this problem.

So of course, people are taking to Twitter for memes and mocking.

A DDoS attack is a distributed denial-of-service disruption that attempts to interrupt the normal stream of traffic using a network.

Today, we're reporting that Aussies are once again calling their local authorities due to a social media outage, which is affecting users globally.

"It has already been reported that there are ongoing federal investigations, including by the Department of Justice", a Facebook spokesman said in response to an AFP inquiry. On Instagram, users had trouble refreshing feeds, accessing the explore page, and posting new material. It's worldwide, but appears to be hitting the US and Europe particularly hard. In a post earlier this morning Instagram confirmed it had resolved its issues.

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