US Telecom providers and all Facebook social platforms down

Major incident underway.

All Facebook social media platforms and US telecom providers Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T are down.

Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T users are reporting that they are no longer able to connect to the internet using cellular data, but their smartphones are working via wifi.

America’s major cities are affected by the unexplained incident including New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.

Since 5.30pm in Spain, Facebook-owned platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are down in a major outage across the globe.

As of 7.30pm in Spain, the platforms have yet to come back online.

Facebook tweeted: “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

Around 2.89 billion people across the globe use Facebook. Instagram has one billion users.

WhatsApp, which was controversially acquired by Facebook, also has billions of users globally. Facebook’s Messenger is also down.

Telecom providers Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T have yet to comment.

This is a breaking new story, please come back for updates.


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Deirdre Tynan

Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.

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