Britons across the UK have struggled to access Facebook with more than 4,000 saying they can’t access the social media site around the country
Image: Getty Images)
According to reports, thousands of Facebook users across the UK are struggling to access the social networking site.
More than 4,000 people said they had problems accessing the site around the country.
Most people who are having a hard time using Facebook experience problems through their mobile app, with 75% reporting the problem and only 7% having problems with the website, according to the report. downdetector.co.uk.
Currently 4,151 people say they are experiencing a Facebook outage.
Cases appear to be evenly distributed across the UK with hotspots in London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.
But there are also smaller pockets of people that struggle with the length and breadth of the country.
Many users have raised their issues from logging in to being able to comment.
One person wrote: “App problem. Couldn’t load anything.”
Another said: “Newsfeed won’t load on the app.”
Similarly, one Facebook user wrote: “Comments and links to and from posts are inactive or open.”
One person said: “I’m having trouble uploading a video to Facebook. It’s been going on for 24 hours.”
AFP via Getty Images)
Another wrote: “Nothing loading, notifications, friends, profiles, stories.”
The problems with apps are mostly one person saying: “My Likes are not showing and can’t add anyone or view other people’s profiles.”
There were more than 5,000 people commenting when there was a problem.
Facebook has been contacted for comment.
Meanwhile, Facebook has banned Russian state media from advertising on its platform.
Following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the company’s head of security Nathaniel Gleicher confirmed that Russian state agencies will not be allowed to advertise or make money on social networks anywhere in the world. gender.
“We also continue to label Russian state media,” he said.
“These changes have already started rolling out and will continue into the weekend.”
Mr Gleicher added that Facebook is “closely monitoring” the situation in Ukraine and will “continue to share the steps we are taking to protect everyone on our platform”.
Former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs for Facebook’s parent company, Meta, shared Mr Gleicher’s post with the caption: “We are taking additional steps to response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine”.
Earlier, Sir Nick said Russia had restricted access to Facebook after the social networking provider refused to stop fact-checking and labeling content from state organisations.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-facebook-goes-down-thousands-26353598 Facebook is down because thousands of users can't access their accounts