Facebook and Instagram are down for loads of people around the world in major outage

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Reports of issues have come from around the world

Facebook and Instagram is down for many users around the world in what appears to be a major outage for the tech company.

According to Down Detector thousands of people are experiencing problems, including in the UK and US and across Europe and south America.

In the UK, Facebook posts are not appearing for some users, while others reported a white screen. Desktop and mobile are both affected.

Here's what Down Detector's outage map looks like right now...

In 2014, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg changed its motto from "move fast and break things to "move fast with stable infrastructure".

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