Facebook Down and Not Working? Users Report Problems With Platform

It may have been Facebook's stock that took a dive Monday, but on Wednesday, the actual social media platform was down for users.

More than 500 people reported issues with Facebook to the website Down Detector on Wednesday morning. They listed the issues with the website as trouble with logging in, a total blackout and problems with the Facebook apps.

The map on Down Detector showed that the issues were reported mostly from the United States and South America.

Users also took to Twitter on Wednesday to check in with other Facebook users about whether they were alone in experiencing problems with the app and web platform.

Some users on Android devices were just presented with a loading page every time they tried to open the app, which would never actually load the platform.

One user even said the time Facebook was taking to load made her switch to Twitter.

Other users were also struggling to get Instagram to work properly, they tweeted. Instagram is owned by Facebook, but it wasn't clear whether the outages were related at all.

On Tuesday, Facebook announced that it removed 32 pages and accounts from its platform as well as from Instagram that were used for "inauthentic behavior."

"This kind of behavior is not allowed on Facebook because we don't want people or organizations creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are, or what they're doing," said the statement from Facebook.

It was unclear what was causing Wednesday's possible outage and whether it might be related to the possible work Facebook was doing to curb abuse on its platform.

Facebook did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment about the outage.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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The Facebook logo is displayed at the 2018 CeBIT technology trade fair on June 12, in Hanover, Germany. Users were reporting that the social media platform wasn't working Wednesday morning. Alexander Koerner/Getty Images