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Twitter Explodes as Users Report Instagram Down Globally

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On Wednesday, social media users complained that Instagram was unavailable, showing some "5xx Server Error." The network hasn't commented on the reports so far.

According to the website Downdetector, users in Europe, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, as well as parts of the US have been experienceing issues with Instagram.

READ MORE: Facebook Users Report Social Media is Down in US, Europe

The first thing users do when Instagram is down appears to be tweeting to find out if they are alone in their difficulties with the social media platform. They have been using a very popular hashtag — #InstagramDown.

When people try to access Instagram, the social media platform displays a "5xx Server Error":

Neither Facebook, which owns the photo-sharing platform, nor Instagram have commented on the reasons behind the technical issue.

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