Statement released following Facebook and Instagram crash


In our tests, both Facebook and Instagram are seemingly up in South Africa.

Some users can access their News Feed, but are having issues posting updates and sharing on the network.

Facebook was down for many users Wednesday - illustration file picture.

Facebook and Instagram experienced a global outage on Wednesday.

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Popular social media website Facebook is experiencing widespread outages Wednesday morning, October 11, 2017.

The blackouts affected clients not just in the that as it may, Greece, the UK, Poland and other European nations.

Independent website Down Detector, which measures social mentions around a certain topic to track outages across the globe, shows some users reporting issues. "We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible", a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. A hashtag "facebookdown" trended worldwide on Twitter as people swapped social networks to check whether the service is really down or not.

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