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After Google and Verizon Go Down, Facebook Goes Offline Again

The social media site has experienced a number of unexplained outages

The biggest social media network, Facebook, is offline again. The outage follows similar outages yesterday with Verizon and Google and its email platform, gmail. 

Users began reporting issues accessing Facebook pages and commenting on posts Wednesday, and now the site appears to be entirely offline.

The company released a statement — via Twitter — denying they were being hacked:

Tweet #1105907126424109056

The website, DownDetector, which reports on major websites going offline, reported a spike of outage notices starting around 11 AM ET.

The map below details were the outages are being reported: 

Facebook has at least 15 data centers around the world, which makes these frequent outages surprising. 

Users are also reporting issues with Instagram and other Facebook-owned apps.

It’s unclear whether there might be any connection between these outages. Grabien News has reached out to Facebook for further explanation and will update this post with any responses. 

After Google’s outage yesterday, the company released a statement that did not explain what actually happened.

"The problem with Gmail should be resolved," a company statement read. "We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."

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