Facebook, Instagram connectivity problems continue, not DDoS attack

Facebook, Instagram connectivity problems continue, not DDoS attack

Facebook, Instagram connectivity problems continue, not DDoS attack

On Twitter, Facebook added: "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps".

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

Facebook makes more than $90 million a day in ad revenue, so any extended outage of its main advertising conduit adds up.

Last November, a Facebook outage was attributed to a server problem, and a September disruption was said to be the result of "networking issues".

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The issues affected users around the globe, with people in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America reporting problems. Facebook and Instagram appear to be loading very slowly or not at all.

The outage, believed to be the longest in the social media site's history, began yesterday afternoon and also affected Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp.

On Wednesday morning, around 0800 Pacific Time (1500 UTC), Google said it was "investigating reports of an issue with Gmail" in which some users were seeing error messages, and the webmail platform was running very slowly. It's photo-sharing platform, Instagram is also facing an outage.

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Facebook has shared limited amounts of user data with smartphone makers and other outside partners to enable its services to work well on devices or with applications.

Right now, news outlets aren't sure how you're getting to this article because Facebook drives so much traffic.

The coordinated timing of the outages led to speculation Facebook had been hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS), a common form of cyber attack that disrupts a site's services. We are now being told that this BGP Routing issues was not related to the outage.

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