Facebook and Instagram users reported widespread outages Monday, as the social media giant appeared to be again experiencing serious technical problems. Facebook stock also crashed and went down over 7% on the day.
The company, in the spotlight over accusations by a whistleblower that the company prioritized profits over safety, saw its flagship Facebook Whats-app and Instagram go down for many users on Monday before noon ET.
On Facebook’s website, an error message Monday said, “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can” and the Facebook app was not loading certain content.
Instagram’s site showed a “5xx Server Error” and its app displayed an error message that said, “Couldn’t refresh feed.”
According to monitoring service DownDetector, U.S. user reports of problems with Facebook and Instagram started to spike around 11:35 a.m. ET Monday. Outages were also reported by users in other countries, per DownDetector.
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