Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Facebook down for hours, worldwide users affected

Facebook and Instagram applications are shown on the screen of an iPhone in Zagreb Croatia Facebook and Instagram applications are shown on the screen of an iPhone in Zagreb Croatia
Emmett Howard | 14 March, 2019, 17:30

Facebook didn't disclose the nature of the problem or how widespread it was, but the website downdetector.com indicated the majority of the problems were in the United States and western Europe.

As of 8:34 p.m., a spokesperson for Facebook said the company had no updates to share.

Facebook did send a message on Twitter acknowledging the problems: "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps".

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

Facebook posted to Twitter reassuring users that the site would be back online.

Facebook showed signs of recovery this morning after suffering a partial outage that affected users across the world for more than 14 hours.

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It's not just your Facebook page that's down.

In a DDoS attack, hackers use computer networks they control to send such a large number of requests for information from websites that servers that host them can no longer handle the traffic and the sites become unreachable. Some users saw a message that said Facebook was down for "required maintenance".

Users cited snags not only with Facebook, but also its photo-sharing site Instagram, the messaging tools Messenger and Whatsapp and Oculus virtual reality devices.

Facebook was not immediately available for comment, so it was unclear whether the problems with Ads Manager were related to the mass outages affecting the rest of the social network. Facebook wrote it was "investigating" the issue.

Regulators, and now prosecutors, appear intent on determining whether this was done in ways that let users know what was happening and protected privacy. "We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can do".

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