Facebook and Instagram outage in Ukraine: first details

Maryna PohorilkoNews
Facebook and Instagram are down

On the evening of Tuesday, March 5, netizens complained about malfunctions on Facebook and Instagram. They were simply kicked out of their accounts and not allowed back in.

The reasons for the failure are currently unknown. However, data from the Downdetector website indicates that the problem is global.

Users in the United States also reported malfunctions in Meta and lack of access to personal accounts. The situation is similar in other countries.

According to the site, other popular services around the world, such as X(Twitter), Google, WhatsApp, TikTok, and others, have also stopped working. Even American mobile operators are experiencing malfunctions.

Facebook and Instagram outage in Ukraine: first details
Facebook and Instagram outage in Ukraine: first details
Facebook and Instagram outage in Ukraine: first details
Facebook and Instagram outage in Ukraine: first details

Meta spokesman Andy Stone told social network X that there are indeed problems with Facebook and Instagram. The company is working on fixing the problems but has not yet disclosed the causes.

Facebook and Instagram outage in Ukraine: first details

The American media noted that the large-scale failure occurred on Super Tuesday, the biggest voting day in the primaries, i.e., internal party elections where parties decide on their presidential candidates.

The media recalled that a similar Meta failure occurred in 2021, when Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp experienced access problems for several hours, which were attributed to configuration issues.

At around 18:30, Facebook resumed operations.

As a reminder, on February 27, Russia experienced several massive failures of popular social media platforms. Russians complained of temporary problems with access to Telegram, YouTube, VKontakte (VK), Viber, WhatsApp, and Zoom.

At the same time, according to Russian sources, during this outage, Russians had access to some social networks blocked in Russia, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

The ISW noted that the failure was due to the Russian authorities' attempts to introduce total censorship and create a "sovereign Internet."

As reported by OBOZ.UA, on February 18, a large-scale failure of the Telegram messenger occurred. Ukrainians complained that they could not send messages.

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