- Guy who runs Trump Organization Twitter account caught hyping up own tweet Sunday 4:51 PM
- People found out how tall Olaf is–and now ‘Frozen’ is terrifying Sunday 3:41 PM
- Rapper Juice WRLD dead at 21 Sunday 3:02 PM
- Embody Andrew Yang, fight other presidential candidates in video game Sunday 2:33 PM
- Ariana Grande spoke with TikTok teen who looks exactly like her Sunday 1:00 PM
- Beyoncé accused of paying dancers ‘low rates’ Sunday 11:58 AM
- Timmy Thick blasted for saying the N-word in comeback video Sunday 9:11 AM
- Netflix’s ‘The Confession Killer’ is a devastating and well-built portrait of a con artist Sunday 8:00 AM
- Swipe This! I’m ashamed to tell anyone about my online shopping habit Sunday 6:00 AM
- UPS facing backlash for thanking police after employee killed in shootout Saturday 5:02 PM
- Sanders campaign fires staffer after anti-Semitic, homophobic tweets surface Saturday 3:13 PM
- Brother Nature was attacked, says everyone just watched with phones out Saturday 2:45 PM
- Ryan Reynolds’ gin company hires Peloton wife for ad Saturday 1:24 PM
- Ex-vegan YouTuber accused of fraud after following meat-only diet Saturday 1:11 PM
- The 15 best Disney+ hidden gems and deep cuts Saturday 12:23 PM
Facebook confirmed to the Daily Dot that Facebook’s family of apps, including Instagram, were experiencing outages Thursday morning.
“We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible,” a Facebook spokesperson told the Daily Dot.
DownDetector.com reported a spike in reported issues with Instagram beginning around 8am CT. The site reported that outages for Facebook, which owns Instagram, increased at the same time.
Maps on DownDetector show many of the Instagram reports in the U.K. (with some on the east coast of the U.S.), while users across the U.S. reported outages on Facebook.
It’s unclear how widespread the app outages really were, but people on Twitter have said they’re unable to access both Facebook and Instagram.
As they awoke Thanksgiving morning, many users tweeted jokes that with #Instagramdown, they’d be forced to talk to their families.
What are we supposed to do at Thanksgiving dinner now? #instagramdown— Gianna LaRoche (@GiannaLaroche) November 28, 2019
instagram really tried to shut down on thanksgiving to make us talk to family #instagramdown— m (@uglythickcum) November 28, 2019
Twitter, thankfully, appeared to be working fine.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).