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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp experience lengthy outage

March 13, 2019 - 5:52 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Facebook and its sister social media app Instagram were down Wednesday afternoon for several hours.

In the case of Facebook, users were unable to generate new posts.

The outage began around noon, and was still an issue at 5:30 p.m.

"We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible," Facebook said in a tweet.

About an hour later, it said the outage was not the result of a hack.

"We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack," the company said in a tweet. 

So in lieu of posting on Facebook and Instagram, users took out their frustrations on Twitter: