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Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp hit with widespread outage

By Brendon Morrow, The Week

As Facebook faces its latest public relations crisis, the platform and its apps Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing widespread outages.

Users of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on Monday began reporting outages, with many receiving an error message on Facebook that read, “Sorry, something went wrong.” showed spikes in outage reports for all three platforms, which also was affecting Facebook Messenger. The New York Times noted that it’s unusual for these major platforms to all go down simultaneously.

Andy Stone, a spokesperson for Facebook, took to Twitter to provide an update, writing, “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.” An internal Facebook memo said that the outage “appears to be a DNS issue that is impacting both internal and external access to our tools and apps,” Puck‘s Dylan Byers reported.


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