• Facebook: Outage problems have been fixed

    By: Ann Smajstrla, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    Updated:

    Facebook users around the world reported issues with accessing the website and accompanying apps in a massive outage that lasted most of the day Wednesday.

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    UPDATE 12:45 p.m. EST, 3/14: The issues that caused Wednesday’s Facebook outage for many users worldwide have been resolved, Facebook officials said in a tweet Thursday.

    “Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We've now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience,” the tweet said.

    Original report: Facebook users across the globe have reported an outage of the social media site, and Facebook officials confirmed the issue Wednesday afternoon.

    With #FacebookDown began trending on Twitter, Facebook tweeted the following statement from: "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.”

    Users reported not being able to log into the Facebook website or access the app. An outage map on downdetector.com shows the areas globally where users are reporting issues. Areas that seemed to be especially affected include New England; Texas;  Seattle;  parts of Latin America,  including Peru; the U.K.; India and the Philippines, according to The Verge.

    Facebook tweeted that company officials don’t believe the outage is due to a distributed denial-of-service, or “DDoS,” attack.

    Further information isn’t yet available.


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