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Instagram global outage blamed on bug attack



Instagram blamed a “bug” for causing a problem that rendered users around the world unable to access the photo- and video-sharing network Friday.

Users turned to Twitter to complain about being unable to access Instagram, either through the app or desktop.

But the platform later came up and running after a fix.

The outage appeared to have been widespread, touching thousands of users in North America, South America and parts of Europe, according to outage reports tracked by the site DownloadDetector.

A spokesperson for the Facebook-owned Instagram acknowledged the outage, but declined to say how many people were affected.

“This was caused by a bug that was quickly fixed,” said Seine Kim.

Users turned to Twitter to express their frustration — or have a little fun at Instagram’s expense. In a tweet that appears to have been deleted, one person joked, “Millions of people forced to eat lunch without showing the people what they ate.”


This has been a bad week for new media titans.

YouTube TV experienced an outage during a high profile World Cup semifinal match — then offered to make good with its subscribers by offering a free week of service.

From deadline.com







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