Facebook access hit by unspecified problems

WASHINGTON, US – Facebook said Tuesday users were having trouble accessing the social network and its other applications such as Instagram, but did not explain what was the cause of the outage.

In just two weeks, this was the second instance where technical issues appeared to affect access to Facebook.

The independent monitoring site Downdetector showed a map of the outages, and places in the world that were affect, particularly in North America, Europe and Asia. The hashtag #FacebookDown was trending on Twitter.

“We know some people are having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” Facebook said in a Twitter post at 1535 GMT.

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