Meta-owned social media platforms Facebook and Instagram have been reported as down by hundreds of thousands of users worldwide today (March 5). 

According to, the outages appeared to start around 8 a.m. MST, over 400,000 people reported Facebook as not working. 

In a post on X made by Meta employee Andy Stone, it states, “We’re aware people are having trouble accessing our services. We are working on this now.”

As of 9:30 a.m., the issue has started to slowly resolve, with few people being allowed access back into their accounts. 

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