A significant outage affects Facebook and Instagram

Facebook and Instagram, two of the major social networks in the world, were very difficult to access this Wednesday in the late afternoon, due to a major failure. (illustrative image) — Pixabay

The social networks Facebook and Instagram have stopped working for many users around the world this Wednesday in the late afternoon (Paris time).

A bug world in which it is not yet known the cause. The majority of the difficulties were concentrated on the north-west of Europe, and particularly France, but also in the United States. Worse, the tab that allows to see in real time the difficulties of access to Facebook, was itself not accessible.

Failure world

According to estimates from the website Down Detector, approximately 40 % of the users of Facebook no longer have access to the platform. On Instagram, some users are not able to see their thread.

Facebook is having issues since 11:11 AM ESThttps://t. co/YbrNS7dpo9
RT if you’re also affected #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/b5q3KqwkKs

— Outage Report (@ReportOutage) October 11, 2017

On Twitter, the hashtag “#Facebookdown ” shows that users of all nationalities are affected. The situation seemed to gradually return to normal in a little after 19 hours on Wednesday.

Also read : Facebook and Instagram hit by crash world

The causes of this crash are currently unknown. Operation and maintenance, data center that crashed or even a cyber-attack, all the assumptions are on the table. As a “trivial” change to the code.

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