Facebook, Messenger and Instagram were out primarily in major urban areas across the United States and Europe, along with parts of South America.
The outage, looking at Downdetector.com - is worldwide but hitting the USA and Europe fairly hard. Users have written in from Canada, Las Vegas, and Turkey to note outages there as well.
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Facebook shared on Twitter Wednesday just before 1 p.m. that they are experiencing a wide-spread issue impacting users' ability to post and share. Tens of thousands of people have reported connectivity problems to the site.
Viewers of Google-owned YouTube reported similar slowdowns, and Google Drive users also had serious problems, pointing to a potential larger issue within the organisation's data centers and connectivity links.
A representative for Facebook told PEOPLE they're still working "to resolve the issue". While you can open both platforms, it looks like you can't send or receive messages on either platform, and you can't post new content either.
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Facebook Messenger, while working perfectly fine for some, is down for others. People are saying that Facebook is now telling some users that the platform is down due to "maintenance".
A short time later, Facebook indicated the outage was not related to an attack aimed at overwhelming the network.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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