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Large Scale Social Media Outages Reported in Wake of America’s Super Tuesday

Wide-scale outages across several social media and messaging platforms have been reported, with services refusing login attempts and feeds stalling.

Meta released a statement on Threads saying, “Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have difficulty accessing some of our services. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

The problem primarily affected Facebook login, according to the company.

The White House claimed to be monitoring the outage which clashed with Super Tuesday, a day on which millions of Americans vote in presidential primary elections. A senior US cybersecurity official stated, “We are aware of the incident and at this time we are not aware of any specific election nexus or any specific malicious cyber activity.”

Oddly enough, the issues were even experienced on Google platforms, which led to the suspicion of a common cause between the two tech giants, both which primarily control their own infrastructure. 

However, the outages aren’t likely to be as severe as Facebook’s 2021 outage, when an error resulted in the tech giant deleting its own address from the systems that allow servers to communicate on the internet.

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