Facebook and Instagram DOWN as millions report fault

Social media users have been left outraged as Facebook and Instagram are down across the world.

Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 4:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 4:53 pm
Facebook and Instagram are both down. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Users in the south and south-east of England started experiencing the most difficulty.

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But now users in the US, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and parts of Europe have also reported they are unable to post on the two social media sites.

Both are displaying error messages once those in these areas attempt to use them.

A message on Facebook reads: "Oops... Something went wrong. We're working on getting it fixed as soon as we can."

It's unclear what the reason for the fault is but frantic users have ranted on Twitter this afternoon.