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Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been down for several users for a few hours

For many users around the world, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been inaccessible for several hours.

Facebook went to Twitter to explain what it knows about the ongoing outage, stating that it is "...aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps," and that its engineers are "...working to resolve the issue as soon as possible." In a followup tweet, the social network giant confirmed "...that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack."

The hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown trended worldwide for several hours as well.

As of this post, the issue is seemingly ongoing. The post will be updated with any further news.

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