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As you may already know if you’re reading this — Instagram is down. The app’s feed is frozen, tossing users errors that it can’t refresh, while the website gives only a blank page. In an email to The Verge, Meta spokesperson Dave Arnold acknowledged the outage, saying, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
According to the outage tracker DownDetector, the first reports of trouble started a few minutes after 6PM ET before spiking to over 175,000 reports at its peak, and there’s no sign of a resolution yet.
Given the timing, the outage has already surfaced as a part of Monday morning news reports in…
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