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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp platforms down in outage

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Facebook and the associated platforms owned by the tech giant were down on Monday in an apparent widespread outage. 

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram all experienced outages around noon. Reports for outages on Facebook peaked around 11:45 a.m., according to the site DownDetector.

Facebook tweeted that it was aware of the issue and is looking to “get things back to normal.”

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” the company said. 

Facebook is showing users a message that the site “can’t be reached” and Instagram is displaying a “5xx Server Error.” The apps for the platforms are also down and failing to load new content. 

Facebook’s platforms were still down as of 3:30 p.m., without any statement from the company as to a potential cause.

Around 3 p.m. users also started reporting courage issues on Twitter, according to DownDetector. Replies to users’ tweets appeared to fail to load on the platform.

Twitter said shortly before 5 p.m. that the issue with its platform has been fixed.

“Sometimes more people than usual use Twitter. We prepare for these moments, but today things didn’t go exactly as planned,” the company said in a tweet.

—Updated at 5:33 p.m.

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