Canterbury Police ask public not to report Facebook, Instagram outage to them

Canterbury Police have approached the public to warn them not to report the current Facebook and Instagram outage to them.

Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp appear to be suffering major problems, with many unable to access their sites since about 1am today.

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Social media fiends are in a panic as popular social media apps hit the skids. Source: Breakfast

Canterbury Police took to Twitter earlier today to advise that it wasn't their problem to solve.

"We know. Our @facebook and @instagram haven’t been working either. Unfortunately we cannot do anything about this because, you know, they’re based in America and we’re the Police. So please don’t call us to report this. Pretty please."

They said in reply the tweet was a "preventative" move "but we have in the past received calls like this. Seriously." 

Facebook said through its Twitter account that "we're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps.

"We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible."

Instagram has not issued a message through Twitter.

Many people took to Twitter as their only alternative, with some making fun of the inevitable migration.