Facebook, Instagram down for some users

Facebook and Instagram are down for thousands of users across the US and UK according to reports. The issue appears to be widespread with reports of outage popping up in Brazil Japan India and parts of Europe

WPIX-TV in NY is reporting that thousands of people have reported to downdetector.com they could not access Facebook.

We've reached out to Facebook for more information about the outage and will update the story when we hear back. Outage Report is also monitoring the problem, which it says started at 11.11 a.m ET.

Down Detector reports that it has received more than 12,000 reports of Facebook issues since this morning.

Mashable reports that both desktop and mobile users are experiencing problems.

The hashtag #Facebookdown has been trending on Twitter for the past few hours.

"Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Facebook services".

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, was also down for a short time.

Facebook and Instagram have yet to issue a statement.

The hugely-successful photo-sharing social network appears to be offline for hundreds of users in the UK, Europe and United States.

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