Facebook outage affecting users around the world

Angelica Greene
October 12, 2017

Facebook users around the world are complaining of outages of the social network on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Deadline.com reports the sites went dark at about 11 am EST in portions of the United States, mostly the east and west coasts, and Europe.

Down Detector reports that it has received more than 12,000 reports of Facebook issues since this morning.

Outage Report's map highlights the East and West coasts of the USA and Europe as the most affected areas of the outage.

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The problems appear to be affecting users on both desktop and mobile.

"Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Facebook services".

The issue is a global one with people suffering social media downtime in South America, parts of Asia and Europe. "We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible", a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. Facebook has reported a total "potential audience" of 241 million active users (as of 13 July) in India, compared to 240 million in the US.

The hashtag #facebookdown started trending on Twitter soon after the problem emerged.

Other reports by GizPress

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