Facebook, Instagram go down for some users globally

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"We're sorry for the inconvenience", a Facebook representative says (via The Guardian).

Facebook suffered a setback on Wednesday as users around the world experienced an outage of the social network. The outages are still ongoing at the time of this reporting.

The website Down Detector revealed that an outage knocked out services across the country. The outage mainly hit Facebook users from West and East Coasts of North America, and various parts of Europe.

Some Facebook users were experiencing issues loading the site Wednesday.

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Reports from users on Twitter and websites like DownDetector and Outage Report suggest that connection issues began around 5pm SAST.

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is reportedly struggling too.

"Thanks for your patience as we improve the site". There have been problems reaching news feed on Instagram, and problems with application usage were around 20 percent. "We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible", the Facebook spokesperson said.

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