/// Facebook Suffers Site-Wide Downtime For Some

June 19, 2013  |  All Things Digital

Facebook underwent a period of downtime at approximately 6 pm PT on Tuesday evening, according to multiple reports from users across Twitter. Several members of the AllThingsD staff — including those on both the East and West coast — reported the inability to access the site from their desktop browsers, as well as users claiming the inability to access the site from outside the United States. From the browser, navigating to Facebook.com returns a “Sorry, something went wrong” response on a mostly blank web page. When trying to access the site from an iOS mobile device, I’ve received a “network error” message, with a button prompting to try loading the page again. Other users reported the ability to access the site, albeit with very slow page load times. While Facebook is generally considered very reliable for its sitewide uptime — far from Twitter’s early “fail whale” days — the social giant’s Web site has experienced some significant periods of downtime in the past. Most notable were Facebook’s issues this past February , when a bug caused many major sites using Facebook plugins to re-direct to Facebook.com. We’ve reached out to Facebook for comment, and will update the post as soon as we receive a response. Update: At approximately 6:30 PT, Facebook seems to be operating normally for many, with some lingering slow loading issues. Facebook PR has yet to return a request for comment.

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