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Facebook down again as mysterious outage plagues users


Facebook users are reporting problems this morning (Getty)

Facebook users are reporting they’re unable to log into the social media app following an unplanned outage this morning, October 28.

The social network suffered a global outage last month and while this doesn’t appear to be on that scale, a number of people are saying they’re affected.

Reports started to emerge on DownDetector – which monitors websites for outages – at around 9am this morning.

Over half of people logging problems (54%) say they can’t access Facebook’s website while a smaller group (24%) say they can’t load the smartphone app.

The issues seem localised mostly to London and affecting only a small amount of users.

Some were complaining of problems late last night.

At the beginning of the month, Facebook and its sister services WhatsApp and Instagram suffered a huge outage.

On October 4, DownDetector receiving almost 150,000 reports in just half an hour.

The service blackout affected millions of users around the globe for several hours. Users in the UK were reporting problems as early as 4.30pm and weren’t able to get back on until around 10pm.

The company said a ‘faulty configuration change’ was to blame for the problem, but technical experts believe the issue lay with something called the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) which is one of the systems the internet uses to direct traffic around the web.

Chances are this morning’s problems will be a minor fluctuation that will be resolved in quick time.


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