Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram return after worst outage ever

Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram all went down on Thursday in the worst outage in social media history, sparking widespread panic and hysteria around the globe.

The social media giant says it has fixed the technical issue that caused the crash and has denied a cyber attack, easing fears of a user data breach.

The last time Facebook had a disruption of this magnitude was in 2008, when the site had 150m users - compared with around 2.3bn monthly users today.

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