Parent company, Facebook widespread outage

Did you have trouble connecting with your favorite social media apps? Well, you are not alone. According to the website, Downdetector!, there are widespread outages at Facebook that spiked around 11 a.m. ET. The issue is occurred on mobile and desktops.

According to Downdetector’s Twitter account, the problem is affecting other platforms owned or managed by Facebook. Facebook Messanger, WhatsApp, and Instagram were also down.

The services were working again by Monday evening.

According to the Associated Press, the platforms were down in parts of the world. The company said it was “aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app" and it was working on restoring access. The company did not say what might be causing the outage.

Users reported being unable to access Facebook in California, New York and Europe.

Facebook is going through a major crisis after the whistleblower who was the source of The Wall Street Journal’s series of stories exposing the company’s awareness of internal research into the negative effects of its products went public on “60 Minutes” Sunday.