If you’re unable to access Facebook, it’s not only you. The site is currently down for some users (including several of The Next Web’s team). Heading to the site shows an error message.
Update: Facebook is back up and running as normal; the company says:
Earlier today, an internal issue in our web infrastructure caused the site to be slow or unavailable for a brief period of time. We resolved the issue quickly, and should now be back to 100%. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Down For Everyone Or Just Me also says the site is down on its end. According to Downwhere, Facebook is suffering severe downtime in Brazil, Canada and the US, while it is running fine in other countries.
We have already contacted Facebook for clarification on the situation and will update with any response provided.
Earlier this year in February, Facebook also suffered an outage lasting about an hour, but a cause for the downtime wasn’t provided.
A similar situation in October last year was put down to “a change to DNS as part of a traffic optimization test.”
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