Facebook's been having a rough few weeks. WSJ reported that it knew about the app's harmful effect on teen girls, which led to a Senate trial as well as media appearances from whistleblower Frances Haugen. On Monday, the social media giant had a historic six-hour-outage, losing millions of dollars, and the cover of TIME Magazine recreates a user deleting Facebook. On Friday, Facebook-owned Instagram went down once again.
Instagram appeared to be out of action again for many users on Friday, just days after a major outage.
A company spokesperson for Facebook, which owns the app, told The Independent: "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."
Online website tracker Down Detector showed a major spike in complaints in the afternoon, as many took to Twitter to complain about access difficulties.The Independent