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Facebook Experiences Mid-Day Outage

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(WGGB) — It appears that Facebook may be back online following a brief outage.

Around 12 p.m Friday, many users of the social networking site began receiving an error message, indicating that “something went wrong.”


A short time later, a message was posted on Facebook’s Developer site indicating: “Facebook is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We’ll update shortly.”

Internet users quickly turned to other social networking sites – like Twitter – to figure out what was going on. #Facebookdown even became a trending topic on Twitter.

Access to Facebook seemed be restored to most user by approximately 12:30 p.m. Eastern.


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