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01/13/2017 02:19 pm ET Updated Jan 13, 2017

Facebook Back Online For Users Worldwide After Partial Outage

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone.
Electronic cables are silhouetted next to the logo of Facebook in this September 23, 2014 illustration photo. Parts of the po
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Electronic cables are silhouetted next to the logo of Facebook in this September 23, 2014 illustration photo. Parts of the popular social media site appeared to go offline Friday.

Facebook appeared to go down Friday for some users around the world. (On Friday the 13th, no less.)

Update: 2:55 P.M. ― A spokeswoman for Facebook confirmed the outage to The Huffington Post, and says the social media giant is now back online. She declined to identify the cause of the incident.

“Earlier today some people may have had trouble accessing some Facebook services for a short period,” she said. “We’re back to 100% for everyone, and we’re sorry for any inconvenience.”

Earlier:

Users attempting to access posts who experienced the issue say they’ve been greeted by an error page that reads, “Sorry, something went wrong.”

Some Facebook users encountered this error on the social media site Friday.
Facebook
Some Facebook users encountered this error on the social media site Friday.

It isn’t immediately clear what caused the outage, or just how widespread the issue has been.

Numerous people turned to Twitter both for more information and to share their experiences.

The bulk of Facebook’s issues seemed to be concentrated in Western Europe and the northeastern U.S., per DownDetector.com, a website that tracks internet outages. 

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