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Social media sites ‘down’ across Pakistan

Users from different parts of the country report an outage of YouTube, Facebook and X

By Web Desk
December 17, 2023
The picture shows Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook logos on mobile phones. — AFP/File
The picture shows Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook logos on mobile phones. — AFP/File

Social media platforms — including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and X — have become inaccessible to users almost across Pakistan due to slow internet, it emerged on Sunday night.        

Users from different parts of the country have reported an outage of YouTube, Facebook and X — formerly known as Twitter.

According to Downdetector, the apps, especially the website versions have been down since around 7pm local time.

The screenshot shows X (Twitter) outage in Pakistan. — Downdetector
The screenshot shows X (Twitter) outage in Pakistan. — Downdetector

Karachi, Lahore, Mir Pur Khas, and Rawalpindi were the most affected cities in the country. Some users have taken to WhatsApp to report issues as well.

The reason behind the outage is yet not clear as the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has not issued any statement on the matter.