Key social media platforms are down as of approximately 11:41 a.m. EST. This is an unprecedented occurrence and the source is unknown. This has been confirmed by several independent sources. Currently, it is affected Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp. Facebook Messenger is also down.
All are owned by the same company - Facebook. Instagram was acquired in 2012; Whatsapp was acquired in 2014.
Countless public and private entities rely on these platforms for vital communication.
Facebook has sent a Tweet: "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience." Oct 4, 2021 12:22 p.m.