If you have had difficulty accessing Facebook or Instagram today, October 4, 2021, you’re not alone. The outage is a result of an internal error with Facebook, which began at approximately 9AM PST and has continued for several hours.
According to Reuters, “Facebook was inaccessible because users were not being directed to the correct place by the Domain Name System. Facebook itself controls the relevant settings, suggesting the problem was an internal one.”
To check on the status of the outage, you can check Facebook’s Twitter account at twitter.com/facebook.