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Having trouble accessing Facebook or Instagram on Wednesday afternoon? You weren’t alone. 

The massively popular social network started having problems at around noon Eastern time, with issues popping up across Facebook proper, Facebook Messenger and Instagram around the world. 

As with nearly every Facebook outage, users headed to Twitter with the hashtag #facebookdown quickly becoming the top trending topic in the United States. 

, which monitors websites, showed the company experiencing issues across a large portion of the U.S. and Europe in addition to reported problems in parts of South America, Asia and Australia. 

Down Detector seems to show Facebook issues all over the world, particularly in U.S. and Western

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