Social media giant Facebook says it is aware of ongoing technical difficulties which have kept users worldwide from accessing the site and its related apps since last night.

Tellingly, Facebook made the announcement on Twitter.

In a tweet posted on the rival platform, a Facebook spokesperson said the company is working to amend the issue, while assuring users the problem was not sparked by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

The announcement came after users of the opt-in panopticon reported difficulties accessing the page, as well as subsidiary apps Instagram and WhatsApp.

As punters across the globe came to terms with a reality temporarily free of Mark Zuckerberg‘s influence, many folks came up with the same joke. A joke shared on, you guessed it, Twitter.

The whole ordeal impacted celebrities, too. None have been spared.

The outages come just a day after Gmail faced similar downtime worldwide. The issues are not thought to be connected.

Facebook has not revealed when it believes its services will be back to 100%, but we’ll be habitually refreshing to find out. In the meantime, feel free to put down your phone and take a walk. You’re free. For the moment.

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