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Meta issues official statement after people all over world were logged out of Facebook and Instagram

Meta issues official statement after people all over world were logged out of Facebook and Instagram

Meta has responded after its sites went down today

Meta has released a statement following the sudden and disruptive outages its sites Facebook and Instagram suffered today.

Plenty of users suddenly discovered to their dismay that their social media sites weren't working, and in some cases they'd been logged out.

While this sort of disaster isn't totally unknown for social media users it's always disruptive, as everyone's got to hop onto a site that does actually work and try to figure out what's going on amidst all of the memes.

Facebook and Instagram users were left frustrated.
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Anonymous claimed that Meta had been hit by a 'cyber attack' while the company's spokesperson Andy Stone said: "We're aware people are having trouble accessing our services. We are working on this now."

It wasn't too long (in the grand scheme of things) before people were able to get back onto Facebook and Instagram, and though it must have felt like an age to some, many are now able to return to the site.

Since then there's been another update from Meta, blaming the site problems on a 'technical issue' which it says has now been resolved.

Of course plenty saw the funny side of Meta using X (Twitter) to announce an end to its technical difficulties while others said the social media site was still not working for them.

According to the site Downdetector, the number of reported outages at Facebook and Instagram have plummeted back down to the low thousands after reaching staggering figures today (5 March).

That's good news for almost everyone who wants to hop back onto social media to have a good old natter about how social media was briefly not working, but there are still some users who can't seem to get back in.

Meta has released a statement.
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Naturally the circus of jokes and memes which got going after the social media collapse hasn't stopped, and has instead turned from joking about everyone moving to X to clowning on Meta for being down.

Others joked about the chaos this must have caused, with one saying: "Thoughts and prayers to all the boomers who spent the past two hours trying to change their password or thinking they'd been hacked."

More threw around photoshopped images of X boss Elon Musk and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg messing with some wiring.

Some pointed towards the possibility that this was no accident as over in the States it's 'Super Tuesday' where the largest number of US states choose who their presidential nominees will be for the upcoming election.

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Topics: Social Media, Facebook, Instagram, Meta