Global outage as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go offline – BBC News

Hundreds of millions of people around the world using some of the most popular social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp – have been forced offline, in a major global blackout.

It’s one of the longest outages, lasted several hours, leading to a sharp drop in Facebook’s share price. It’s not yet known what has caused the problems.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by consumer affairs correspondent Colletta Smith and business correspondent Michelle Fleury in New York.

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