Facebook and Instagram users believe they have been hacked after being shut out of their accounts.

“Attention Everyone: Facebook and Instagram Experience Severe Outages, Prompting Global Panic”

“Earlier today, on March 5th, Meta suffered a significant outage, sending users into a frenzy. Since then, individuals have flooded X (formerly Twitter) with their frantic responses.”

“This widespread disruption has left users worldwide in a state of anxiety, fearing potential hacking as they find themselves unexpectedly logged out of their accounts.”

“Concerned Users Take to X Amidst Facebook and Instagram Outages”

“One X user expressed, ‘Is Meta down or am I being hacked? My Instagram isn’t loading and my Facebook is also ‘session logged out’.'”

“Another added, ‘Is it just me or my Facebook got hacked? I got logged out of my account and I can’t log back in, saying my password is wrong.'”

“A third user shared, ‘I wondered if I was being hacked too. I just got booted out of Facebook for no reason. I can’t log back in. It tells me my password is wrong.'”

“Another user humorously commented, ‘POV: You’re on X to make sure your Facebook and Instagram wasn’t hacked,’ while another asked, ‘Did Facebook just get hacked? Anyone else got logged out of their account? What’s going on? Oh my!'”

“To quell the speculation, it’s a relief to confirm that it’s a platform-wide issue, and users are not actually being hacked.”

“One Twitter user reassured, ‘The social media platforms Instagram and Facebook, both owned by Meta, are currently experiencing an outage. If you are having trouble logging in, there is no need to panic, you didn’t get hacked (I panicked too).'”

“Another shared their experience, ‘Not me changing my passwords on FB three times in five minutes thinking I got hacked only to find out that Facebook/IG are down for everyone. Adrenaline is pumping.'”

“A third user chimed in, ‘Facebook & IG are down and I definitely thought my account was hacked. Close call,’ while a fourth comforted, ‘Facebook is down… Instagram is down… it’s not your internet… your account isn’t being hacked.'”

“Reports from outage tracking website Downdetector.com indicate over 300,000 reports of outages for Facebook and more than 20,000 reports for Instagram. Downdetector.com gathers status reports from various sources, including users.”

“Despite the widespread disruption, there has been no official explanation or statement from Facebook or Meta regarding the outage. Looks like we’re all just hanging around until it resolves…”

“Tyla has reached out to Meta for comment.”

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