The websites of popular social media networks Facebook and Instagram appear to be down. The sites haven’t been available for some time. The mobile versions of both sites are not available either.
It’s not clear what’s causing the outage, which first occurred around 1:10am ET. However, Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is running as usual.
The hashtag #facebookdown has recently appeared on Twitter. The hashtag already tops Worldwide Trends on Twitter.