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Elon Musk trolls Facebook and Instagram after they go down for everyone worldwide

Elon Musk trolls Facebook and Instagram after they go down for everyone worldwide

Elon Musk had something to say after people worldwide faced issues with Meta

Facebook and Instagram is down across the world, so Elon Musk is, of course, poking fun.

Today, internet users were surprised to see their Facebook and Instagram suddenly cease to work.

Tons of people reported that they had suddenly been logged out of Facebook and it's Messenger app.

While Instagram users trying to log in to their accounts were also being shown an error message which reads: "There was a problem logging you in, please try again soon."

Facebook cut out for people across the world.

Many users were left puzzled after finding out that they had been logged out of their Facebook and Instagram accounts and were unable to log back in.

Some also reported that they are being told that their password is incorrect when trying to log back in.

In fact, many were left wondering on Tuesday (5 March) if they'd been hacked - but that was certainly not the case.

Down Detector showed that there were more than 239,000 reports for Facebook, while Instagram has has over 37,000 reports in the same time frame.

Meta has since issued a response addressing the problems, with the company's communications lead, Andy Stone, penning in a tweet: "We're aware people are having trouble accessing our services. We are working on this now."

But this sudden shutdown was too much of a good opportunity for Elon to not take a quick jab.

Instagram also reported some issues.

The X - formerly known as Twitter - owner penned on his social media app: "If you’re reading this post, it’s because our servers are working."

The official X account also tweeted. It wrote: "We know why you’re all here rn."

And with Musk's X being one of the few social media apps working, many flocked to the site for any updates.

Many posted amusing gifs and images of enormous crowds or marathons as they waited with baited breath for an answer.

One person tweeted: "When you realise both Facebook and Instagram are down and everybody rushing towards X."

Another wrote: "Not me changing my passwords on FB three times in five minutes thinking I got hacked only to find out that Facebook/IG are down for everyone."

A third wrote: "I thought somebody hacked my Facebook."

Another posted: "So like everyone’s in X to verify if they the only one who got logged out in Facebook Messenger and Insta (Same)."

Reports for Facebook on Down Detector.
Down Detector

Messaging service WhatsApp, also owned by Meta, has experienced problems on Tuesday, though it does not appear to be experiencing disruption to its services.

However, according to Down Detector, there was a small spike of 600 reports for the social media platform.

The cause of the outage is not currently known, and Meta has yet to post an official update on any of its own channels or Twitter.

UNILAD has contacted Meta for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Staff/DENIS CHARLET / Contributor

Topics: Elon Musk, Instagram, Facebook, Social Media, Twitter