According to DownDetector, more than 18,000 Instagram users have reported difficulties accessing the app. At the same time, about 13,000 users reported problems in logging into the Facebook app.
oi-Sanjay Kumar Jha
Services of platforms associated with Meta Company in the US were disrupted for several hours on Wednesday. Many American users were upset due to Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp being down. Some people in neighboring Canada also complained of outages. According to the report of outage tracking website Downdetector (Downdetector.com), a problem occurred in the Meta platform on Wednesday, due to which problems have arisen for thousands of users.
Thousands of users complained
According to DownDetector, more than 18,000 Instagram users have reported difficulties accessing the app. At the same time, about 13,000 users reported problems in logging into the Facebook app. Several Facebook users also shared screenshots of the error on Twitter while reporting the outage. According to the website, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger users also faced the outage.
don’t know the cause of the problem
Let us tell you that Downdetector tracks outages by combining status reports from many other sources including errors submitted by users on its platform. At present, it is not known what was the reason for this problem. Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment, reports news agency Reuters.
Users linked it to Trump
Several Twitter users reporting the outage pointed to the fact that the outage came at the same time as Meta announced it would let Donald Trump back on Facebook and Instagram after a two-year ban. One user wrote, “Facebook restarted Trump’s account and went down on itself.”
Trump will return
Let us tell you that social media company Meta has announced to restore the Facebook and Instagram accounts of former US President Donald Trump. The company blocked Trump’s account on 6 January 2021 after the violence in the US Parliament. After 2 years this ban is being removed. Earlier on 19 November 2022, his Twitter account was restored.
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Story first published: Thursday, January 26, 2023, 12:36 [IST]