Facebook has not said what the issue is.
Facebook has acknowledged that its family of apps is going through troubles and promises to resolve the issue ASAP. Both Facebook's desktop site and app appeared to be affected.
DSoS is short for distributed denial of service, a cyber attack by which multiple computers flood a website's servers in an attempt to take it offline. "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 social media giant wrote.
Facebook has been suffering from outages across the world since around 12pm ET Wednesday.
Facebook platforms suffer outages in Americas and Europe
According to Down Detector, a website that tracks online service interruptions, most of the outage was in Europe and on America's East and West coasts. Many users were having issues posting to their feeds and were seeing a message that said the app would auto-post their photos once it was possible.
Reports of problems with Facebook's WhatsApp also have been reported.
'Pages won't load. I'm sure they're busy loading new algorithms to sell your data & spy on you better and more efficiently, ' one users tweeted.
And there's probably some other underground social media network your kids aren't telling you about.
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