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Meta platforms worldwide outage: Users frustrated, Elon Musk takes a Jab

March 6, 2024 1:12 AM IST

Meta | Facebook | Instagram | Andy Stone

Facebook and Instagram services were restored after an outage was reported in India and many other parts of the world Tuesday evening. Users complained about log in issues on both these social media platforms.

They were logged out of both Facebook and Instagram. Some were unable to refresh Instagram pages. Many users were also asked to change passwords. Soon after, YouTube users also started facing a similar issue.

Meta spokesperson, Andy Stone said the company was aware of the troubles being faced by users worldwide, adding that it was working to resolve the issue.

DownDetector website showed a spike in graphs showing the widespread outage being experienced by users.

According to the outage monitoring service, the service interruption in India started around 8. 30 pm.

At least 14,857 users flagged difficulty in using Facebook and 32,518 users in using Instagram, according to the website.

The DownDetector map showed outages being experienced in cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and many others.

The website also showed outages being experienced not just in India, but in several other countries as well, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Brazil. Facebook users in Nepal also complained that they are not able to access Facebook and even Facebook Messenger.

Several social media users took to the microblogging website X, which is now owned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and complained of difficulties being faced in using the platforms.

Meanwhile, taking a veiled dig at Meta over the global outages across its two popular platforms, the Tesla CEO said the server of ‘X’ platform were ‘working’.

“If you’re reading this post, it’s because our servers are working,” he posted from his official handle.

After the services were restored, Stone apologised and tweeted, “Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have difficulty accessing some of our services. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

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