'Is Facebook down?' Facebook users reporting issues

'Is Facebook down?' Facebook users reporting issues

Social media users in the UAE and other parts of the world were left frustrated on Wednesday evening when Facebook and Instagram went down.

"We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible". "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible". We can confirm that Facebook's Workplace and Work Chat apps are also affected by this outage.

Certain people attempting to use Facebook are seeing a message stating that the social network is "down for maintenance". Others report zero problems while someone directly connected to them has an issue.

According to The Verge, Instagram is experiencing difficulties on both the app and on desktops everywhere.

Facebook's main product, its Messenger service, image-sharing site Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp have all been disrupted. Many people report a similar problem in which they can see their timelines but cannot make posts.

According to downdector.com, which monitors websites, the outages started around 11 a.m. CDT on Wednesday in parts of the US, including the East and West coasts, parts of Europe and elsewhere.

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Facebook makes more than $90 million a day in ad revenue, so any extended outage of its main advertising conduit adds up.

A dedicated denial of service attack, or DDoS attack, is when someone floods a website with fake traffic causing the site's performance to suffer when there are not enough resources for real traffic.

Downdetector.com, which monitors websites technology issues, showed that Facebook was experiencing issues across a large portion of the USA and Europe in addition to several reports from most continents.

That said, you may be be experiencing issues relating to the loading of posts.

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

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