WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook down for hours in global outage

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have been down for several hours – with users across the globe experiencing issues on the social media platforms. The sites confirmed on Twitter that they were aware of issues and were working to resolve them after thousands of people reported outages shortly before 5pm on Monday. Data on the web service monitoring platform DownDetector showed that almost 50,000 people had reported the outages on Facebook.

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