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Facebook, Instagram and other services experience widespread outage

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Facebook and its various services, including Instagram and WhatsApp, are currently experiencing a widespread outage that is apparently caused by DNS issues.

The reports began to appear around 11:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. Pacific), according to Fall detector. The outage appears widespread, with 126,352 reports of a problem at 11:58 am. Nor is it just the main Facebook site that is being affected. Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus VR also appear.

The social media giant acknowledged the issue around 12:16 pm, stating that they are “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”

The exact cause of the problem is unknown, but it appears to be related to DNS. Around noon Eastern time on Monday, a Cloudflare executive said that It appears that Facebook’s BGP routes have been “taken off the internet.”

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