Published On: Wed, Mar 13th, 2019

With Facebook Down, People Are Turning To News Sites For News

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If you are a Facebook or Instagram user you will have already noticed that for many the sites are currently down. Already, people have flooded Twitter in an effort to both voice their dismay of a lack of their favorite social media outlets as well as to find out what is going on. And, as a result of this, news sites are likely experiencing a lot more traffic than normal as people turn to the tried and trusted method of finding out information.

According to USA Today, the outage to both Facebook and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook), occurred on Wednesday afternoon in the U.S. However, the outages are also occurring worldwide, with Australia waking up to discover both sites down. The app, WhatsApp is also reported as being down. At least five hours have passed so far without these social media platforms and there appears to be no news regarding an expected return time.

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With Facebook Down, People Are Turning To News Sites For News