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13 of the best memes as Facebook and Instagram crashes

13 of the best memes as Facebook and Instagram crashes
Meta in trouble once again in the E.U.
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Don't panic, you have not been hacked. Facebook, Instagram and Threads are down – and in true modern-day style, people have switched over to X/Twitter to see what the deal is.

On Tuesday (5 March) afternoon, some social media users found themselves logged out of their Facebook accounts, along with Instagram accounts glitching.

Facebook has seemingly locked out members from their accounts with notices showing that their sessions have expired.

Meanwhile, over on Instagram, feeds are failing to refresh and messages failing to send.

Downdetector, a service that monitors outages worldwide, is showing over 150,000 reports of Facebook failing. A further 26,000 reports show Instagram cutting out at the time of writing.

Here are some of the best memes from the fallout:

Luckily, the platforms started to work again later in the day.

Meta directed Indy100 to a statement on X, acknowledging the issue: "Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have difficulty accessing some of our services. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

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