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Facebook DOWN: Widespread Issues Reported (UPDATE)

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Is Facebook down for you? You're not alone.

Literally hundreds of Twitter users have said in the last few minutes that Facebook is down for them this Friday evening, April 23, 2010.

The first reports of the widespread outage began at 5:40 p.m. Eastern Time. As of, 6:05 p.m. EST, the site still appears to be down. UPDATE (6:10 p.m. EST): Service seems to be restored for most users.

Here are some sample tweets from tonight's outage:

athletetraining: I find it amusing that the day after Facebook "takes over the web", they are down. Heh.

TreeDiva: Is it just me or has Facebook gone down on the pst 5 min? I can't access it with either browsers or my BlackBerry app.

pennylane3: why is facebook down in the school library? its finals week, i need my procrastination

DownRightNow confirms a "likely service disruption" for Facebook.

You can check the latest on Facebook's outage via the live Twitter feed below, or right here.

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