Facebook, Instagram goes down for select users around the world
Facebook and its accompanying platform of applications — including Instagram — have been and continue to be down for a number of users around the globe today.
Both Facebook and Instagram load normally for users, but neither platform appears to be updating feeds properly and also won't allow users to post. DPReview tested its accounts and can confirm both Facebook and Instagram were having issues at the time of writing and posting this article.
Facebook has addressed the issue, ironically enough, on Twitter, saying:
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
While there have been rumors the attack is due to a DDoS attack, Facebook has said that isn't the case.