Deadline reports: “Talk about inopportune timing. At the same moment the company faces intense scrutiny from government officials and regulators over its role in spreading false news reports and enabling attacks on the electoral system, Facebook and its Instagram subsidiary are suffering widespread outages today. The details are still emerging, but since just after 11 AM ET, portions of the U.S. (in particular, the East and West Coasts) and Europe have seen the social platforms go dark.”

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