Meta Suffers Login Issues on Facebook and Instagram, Apologizes for Convenience

Facebook and Instagram have been restored after experiencing worldwide issues.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, Threads, and Messenger, experienced widespread login issues on its platforms on Tuesday. Users reported being locked out of their accounts and experiencing issues with refreshing feeds on the affected platforms. However, WhatsApp, also owned by Meta, remained unaffected by the problem.

Andy Stone, Meta’s head of communications, addressed the login problems on Twitter and stated that the company had resolved the issue within a few hours for all impacted users. He also apologized for any inconvenience caused during the outage. Despite this incident occurring at a time when Meta is preparing to comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act by implementing changes such as allowing users to separate their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

While there was no specific election-related or malicious cyberactivity nexus to the outage according to U.S Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), it is unclear whether this recent issue is related to any preparations Meta may be making for compliance with the Digital Markets Act. It is important to note that Meta has had similar incidents in the past attributed to technical issues such as faulty changes on routers in data centers which resulted in hours-long downtime for these platforms.

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