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# 248199 14-Mar-2019 10:02
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Facebook (on my PC desktop) doesn't seem to be loading for me today. 
I am wondering if Chrome has updated itself again (a process which I don't like, and have been unable to stop).
Now, I only get two or three posts coming up, and NO menu/options on the left at all... Also, clicking on 'messages' up the top brings up a message pane, but no content (just the circling "loading" symbol)

 

 

 

 


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  # 2197755 14-Mar-2019 10:03
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Its down. All over the news that it and instagram are down. Sometimes breifly works but wont show what I want, just a couple of timeline posts and then cant even scroll down. Notifications are there but wont open etc.





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  # 2197758 14-Mar-2019 10:04
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From Facebooks Twitter - 3 Hours ago
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

 

From Facebooks Twitter - 2 Hours ago
We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2197785 14-Mar-2019 10:27
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da5id:

 

I am wondering if Chrome has updated itself again (a process which I don't like, and have been unable to stop).

 

Why would you want to stop Chrome from updating itself? Most updates are to fix bugs or security problems, eg just the other day a security flaw was found and Google fixed it quickly but advised everyone to update ASAP as it was a really bad flaw that was being exploited in the wild by bad people.


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  # 2197792 14-Mar-2019 10:34
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Lots of issues last couple of days, Gmail was all over the place yesterday as well.... and hardly anyone said a thing. Take away Facebook and watch the world stop.

 

 





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  # 2197802 14-Mar-2019 10:42
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Seriously people have been calling 111 about it with police saying please stop calling us about it as we can do nothing about it.





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  # 2197803 14-Mar-2019 10:46
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Facebook is down - 

 

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."


 
 
 
 


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  # 2197826 14-Mar-2019 11:21
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da5id:

 

Facebook is down - 

 

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."

 

 

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  # 2197829 14-Mar-2019 11:24
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JaseNZ:

 

Seriously people have been calling 111 about it with police saying please stop calling us about it as we can do nothing about it.

 

 

i thought this was just an American thing...





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  # 2197830 14-Mar-2019 11:25
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I wonder if folks will use this new fangled thing I am hearing of where people talk face to face.





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Nope we can be just as dumb as everybody else.

 

Canterbury Police posted a warning on Twitter asking Kiwis not to call 111 over the issue: "Unfortunately we cannot do anything about this because, you know, they're based in America and we're the Police."





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  # 2197898 14-Mar-2019 12:01
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I can send WhatsApp text messages, I can't send pictures or GIFs with WhatsApp, neither can my contacts.

 

So it looks like a pretty widespread meltdown of Facebook's infrastructure


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  # 2197911 14-Mar-2019 12:10
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I can send WhatsApp text messages, I can't send pictures or GIFs with WhatsApp, neither can my contacts.


So it looks like a pretty widespread meltdown of Facebook's infrastructure



Oh snap that explains that then

My phone updated to android 9 this morning and I thought that had broken WhatsApp. Your explanation makes more sense!!!

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  # 2197925 14-Mar-2019 12:23
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So apparently the results of a BGP routing leak.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/facebook-and-instagram-down-in-global-outage/

 

“At approximately 12:52PM EST on March 13th, 2019, it appears that an accidental BGP routing leak from a European ISP to a major transit ISP, which was then propagated onwards to some peers and/or downstreams of the transit ISP in question, resulted in perceptible disruption of access to some well-known Internet properties for a short interval.  While not malicious in nature, such events can prove disruptive on a widespread basis. It is very important that all network operators implement BGP peering best current practices (BCPs), including prefix-lists, max-prefixes, ‘peer-locking’ via AS-PATH filters, RPKI Origin Validation (RFC6811), and other techniques incorporated into the industry Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) detailed at .” -Roland Dobbins, NETSCOUT Principal Engineer

 

 





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