UPDATE: Facebook and Instagram appeared to be back online late Thursday afternoon after thousands reported outages in a widespread event that seemed start around 5:30 ET, according to website Downdetector.
The issue follows an outage three weeks ago that took Facebook and Instagram offline for a few hours.
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At it’s height today over 156,000 users had reported trouble with Facebook and 61,00 with Instagram. The reports have trended down since.
The outage also hit WhatsApp and Messenger.
It wasn’t clear yet what caused the problem as users of the social media giant griped about out outage on #facebook down.
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