Here’s why your Instagram and Facebook feeds are looking bare this morning

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Were your Facebook and Instagram feeds looking pretty bare this morning? Fear not, you still have friends. The real reason was actually a massive global outage on Instagram and Facebook which hit the social networks late Thursday. 

Per DownDetector, the Facebook outage affected users in the U.S., UK, Mexico and parts of South America, with users reporting that they were unable to access the site for hoursAccording to TNW, the issue began around 1pm ET (6pm GMT). 

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Facebook users—including publishers—were unable to post anything to the site during the outage, which might explain why your feed is looking pretty sparse this morning.  Read more…

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