Facebook and Instagram down for some users

Users in parts of the US, Europe and Canada were unable to access their accounts. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Facebook and Instagram users in some parts of the United States, Europe and Canada were unable to access their accounts on Wednesday (Oct 11) as the social networking website faced technical issues.

"We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible," a Facebook spokesman told Reuters.

Earlier in the day, DownDetector.com, which monitors outages, showed that there were over 12,000 incidents of people reporting issues with using the website.

Fifty per cent of the people reported having trouble logging in while 40 per cent complained that they faced total blackout issues and the remaining 10 per cent faced problems with pictures, Downdetector said on its website report.

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