Facebook & Instagram Down: Why Are the Sites Not Working?

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Both Facebook and Instagram are down, causing thousands of users to fret over not being able to access their social media accounts. Many are taking to Twitter to see if that site is also down, as seen above.

When logging into Facebook via a desktop computer, a blank screen appears. When accessing Instagram the same way, an error message pops up on the screen. While Facebook mobile appears to be working, the mobile Instagram version is leaving users in the dust at the moment.

The problem appears to be widespread, affecting both the United Kingdom and United States.

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According to downdetector.com, Facebook has been “having issues since 8:20 AM EDT.”

*This article will be updated as information becomes available.