Statement released following Facebook and Instagram crash

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Outage reports from DownDetector were showing that the issues were occurring worldwide but especially in the United States and Europe. Well, that's what happened to a lot of people from several corners of the world.

According to The Mirror, the social media sites began having issues at 11:09 a.m.

Many Facebook users across the world experienced problems accessing the social network Wednesday. A Facebook spokesperson, in a statement to Reuters said it is working to fix the problem.

An outage map for Facebook's services as of 12:15 am of October 12, Philippine time. We quickly investigated and started restoring access within about an hour, and we have almost fixed the issue for everyone. "We're sorry for the inconvenience", a Facebook representative says (via The Guardian).

"Thanks for your patience as we improve the site".

Additionally, thousands also reported problems with Instagram.

Facebook, which owns Instagram, also appears to be experiencing a similar outage. Users report that the platform isn't loading, photos aren't uploading, and the feed can't be refreshed.

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