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Possible cyberattack takes down Facebook, Instagram, and Tinder

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Late last night, people across the globe began experiencing issues while trying to connect to Facebook, Instagram, and Tinder due to a worldwide outage. While Facebook and Instagram were only down for about 40 minutes, the cause of this was unknown, and many believe the social networks may have suffered a cyberattack. 

Hold your duck faces, sexy messages and food photos. The world is in the middle of an extreme outage. Facebook, Tinder and Instagram users worldwide are experiencing issues on Tuesday. Mobile apps and website versions of the sites have gone down for some users, while others have been experiencing intermittent issues since 12:10 a.m. EST, according to downdetector.com, which monitors disruptions to Facebook’s services. It is unclear at this time the reason for the issue. Facebook, which also owns Instagram, said in a statement emailed to Mashable: “We’re aware that many people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”

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