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Facebook and Instagram Are Down for Many People Around the World

Major technical difficulties.

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Facebook and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) experienced widespread outages on Wednesday. According to the Mirror, the social media sites began having issues at 11:09 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. People on the East and West coasts of the U.S. and in various locations in Europe seem to be hit the hardest, though there appears to be cases on almost every continent, according to Outage Report. Thousands of users have been greeted with various error messages and blank pages when they tried to log on.

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