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Widespread outages reported among Facebook users

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UPDATE: As of 10 a.m., most Facebook outages have been reported as being resolved, and it appears the website is back up and running for most users.

CASPER, Wyo. — If you are having a hard time logging into your Facebook account on Tuesday morning, you aren’t alone. The social networking site is experiencing a wave of outages across the United States.

The cause of the outage has still not been determined, but users of Down Detector, a website that tracks and monitors the status of other websites, reports that several people have attempted to reset their passwords after being locked out of their accounts to no avail, remaining locked out of their accounts.

As of 8:30 a.m., more than 359,000 Facebook users had reported that the platform was down.

“FB totally crashed, I tried app, including FB lite. Also web browser. Doesn’t let me log in, doesn’t send code to reset password,” wrote one Down Detector user in the comments. “Wild, keeps crashing and saying invalid request or unable to process request.”

Several other Down Detector users report initially thinking they’d been hacked before hearing about the thousands of people experiencing the same thing. Many Down Detector users are also reporting that Instagram — which is owned by Meta, the same company that controls Facebook — is experiencing outages as well.

“FB and IG down in Idaho too, has been for a while. I thought it was just me,” another Down Detector user wrote.

News of the outage has spread to other social media platforms, with “Facebook,” “Instagram” and the hashtag “#FacebookDown” all trending on X, formerly known as Twitter.


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