Facebook, Instagram say the problem is fixed after sites went down on Thanksgiving

Don Sweeney, Chacour Koop

Facebook says its social media site and Instagram are fixed after thousands of users reported outages around the world on Thanksgiving Day, media outlets report.

A Facebook spokesperson said “an issue in one of our central software systems caused many people to have trouble accessing Facebook’s family of apps,” according to CNN.

We quickly investigated, started restoring access, and we’re now monitoring for full recovery,” the company told USA Today. “We’re sorry for the inconvenience.”

Beginning Thursday morning, problems were reported worldwide on DownDector, a site which tracks website outages.

In a tweet, Instagram acknowledged the outage and told users the company was working to fix the problem.

Facebook users reported being able to get on the site but had problems with some functions, including publishing new posts, The Independent reported. There were problems with Facebook Messenger, too, the news site reported.

The outage produced plenty of humorous posts on Twitter, mostly joking about Facebook and Instagram fans rushing to the platform to bewail the outage.

“Oh no. Facebook is down? Of course I come to Twitter to talk about it LOL!” read one post.