Facebook and Instagram down in worldwide outage, users get error message

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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram were inaccessible to some users worldwide for several hours on Wednesday.

Downdetector.com, which monitors websites, showed Facebook experiencing issues across a large portion of the US, Europe, South America and Asia. 

Users headed to Twitter, making the hashtag #facebookdown the top trending topic in the United States. In India, Facebook was down at 11.31 pm but Instagram was working.