The Wall Street Journal: Facebook blames holiday outages on central software system

Facebook Inc. said it had restored service to users of its Facebook, Messenger and Instagram platforms, after an hourslong outage that disrupted many users’ ability to access them on Thanksgiving Day.

“The issue has been resolved,” according to a Facebook FB, -0.96% spokesman.

In a statement just after midday, the social-media giant blamed the issue on a problem in its central software systems. Complaints from users started surfacing midmorning Thursday on the East Coast.

It wasn’t clear how wide the outages were.

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