Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Facebook and Instagram down in the UAE and elsewhere in the world

Thomas Trutschel Thomas Trutschel
Kayla Schwartz | 13 March, 2019, 23:38

Facebook has acknowledged that its family of apps is going through troubles and promises to resolve the issue ASAP.

The outage appears to be scattered, however, and not as widespread as the November 2018 outage that knocked the site down for almost an hour.

DSoS is short for distributed denial of service, a cyber attack by which multiple computers flood a website's servers in an attempt to take it offline. We can confirm that Facebook's Workplace and Work Chat apps are also affected by this outage. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", Facebook tweeted.

"As with almost every Facebook outage, users headed to Twitter with the hashtag #facebookdown quickly becoming the top trending topic in the United States", according to USA Today.

The live outage map on downdetector.com shows outages spread across the U.S.

UK says talks with EU 'deadlocked' | Money Talks
Minutes after Cox's advice, the pound was 1.1 percent lower at $1.3014, nearly two cents down from where it was earlier. She said that "we made an effort to address British sensitivities, British wishes and British concerns".

Are you experiencing problems with Facebook and Instagram today? Some users saw a message that said Facebook was down for "required maintenance".

Some users are reporting problems accessing their page, which instead displays a message saying "something went wrong".

On Messenger, many users have not been able to connect to the server at all and have reported that they're not receiving messages.

The outage is occurring against a political backdrop of legislators in the United States and beyond considering whether large technology firms - not just Facebook - should be broken up.

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