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Facebook, Instagram briefly down across parts of Europe & Russia

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram were briefly inaccessible in parts of Europe, as well as central Russia late on Tuesday and early on Wednesday. Outages were experienced mostly in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, as well as Moscow and parts of Spain. The cause of the problem is unknown so far.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.