Facebook users around the world experienced an outage of the social network Wednesday, which appears to be continuing for many.
"Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Facebook services," a company representative said. "We quickly investigated and started restoring access within about an hour, and we have nearly fixed the issue for everyone. We're sorry for the inconvenience."
Some users reported being unable to use the site at all, while others reported unusual behavior such as elements including the "post" box not appearing.
The outage of the network is being tracked by independent site Down Detector, where users continue to report issues.
Earlier a Facebook representative said it was investigating a problem affecting both Facebook and Instagram.
Update, 4:30 p.m. ET: Added new comment from Facebook.