Reports of Facebook, Instagram outage coming from all over

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Down detector MAPPED The outage is affecting Facebook users across the globe

Independent website Down Detector measures social mentions pertaining to a certain topic to track outages across the globe.

There are also reports of problems with Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

Instagram users were having trouble posting their #WCW posts on Wednesday due to an apparent outage on the app and website.

When asked what was causing the outages, a Facebook spokesperson only responded, "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram".

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Facebook is down for hundreds of users across the United States.

Swathes of social media users were left frustrated after being unable to access Facebook on Wednesday afternoon.

Facebook reportedly confirmed the outages with a statement posted to Facebook, which is not accessible by a large portion of its users.

Numerous thousands of users affected took to rival social network Twitter to complain about the lack of service. The hashtag #facebookdown is a trending search term in the U.S.

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