People who roll over in bed and start their Instagram scrolling may have found their feeds not loading today, after a major widespread outage appeared to have begun around 7 a.m. Pacific Time.

Meta hasn't shared any details as of this writing, but Down Detector began showing tens of thousands of reports of outages on Instagram starting right at 7 am Pacific/10 am Eastern on the dot. And as CBS News reports, many users were reporting being kicked out of the apps altogether and being asked to log back in.

Given that this is Super Tuesday in the US, with big primary election contests happening all across the country, many people on X are speculating that this could be a targeted cyber attack.

As TechCrunch notes, outages this widespread at Meta are highly unusual, "given the size and scale of its network and the redundancies built in."

The only confirmation we have from inside the company is from Communications Director Andy Stone, on Xitter.

And, of course, this has given Elon Musk cause to gloat.

There have been reports of possible outages on other services as well, including YouTube, Snapchat, and Google, but it's not yet clear if these are connected.

All we know is that Xitter appears to be working just fine, and Musk as plenty of time this morning to post memes about it.

Update: Andy Stone tweeted around 9:20 am PT that the issue has been resolved. "Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have difficulty accessing some of our services. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

This is a developing story.

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