Facebook Messenger DOWN: WhatsApp rival NOT WORKING as users report issues

Donna Miller
March 14, 2019

Instagram is owned by Facebook.

"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", a Facebook spokesperson said in an email.

Euronews has reached out to Facebook for comment but did not receive a reply at the time of publication.

A Facebook spokesperson this morning also told 9news.com.au it is working to fix the outage.

As expected, dedicated Facebook users who were struggling to get their meme fix, started freaking out at a level on par with the outage itself.

Facebook did not say what was causing the outages.

Google's Gmail and Drive suffer global outages
According to a message posted on Google's GSuite Status Dashboard , Gmail is reportedly experiencing a "service disruption". Google has not yet addressed the issue but some users have reported that some services are being restored.

On the latest issue, Ms Brooker added on Twitter: "Look at what happens when we let one company control everything". Both Facebook's desktop site and app appeared to be affected.

Facebook and Instagram users lost access to the social network's applications in parts of the world Wednesday as a result of an outage of undetermined origin. Some users saw a message that said Facebook was down for "required maintenance". Many people report a similar problem in which they can see their timelines but cannot make posts.

Regulators, investigators and elected officials in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world have already been digging into the data sharing practices of Facebook.

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

A Facebook spokesman confirmed the partial outage, but did not provide an update. "The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behaviour".

A DDoS attack is a distributed denial-of-service disruption that attempts to interrupt the normal stream of traffic using a network.

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