Why Is Facebook Down? Some Users Couldn’t Access It

Gerald Bowen
November 15, 2018

Facebook is now down, as users are reporting a message indicating that "something went wrong" when accessing the site.

Problems started happening shortly before noon, Central Time.

Those who tried to log in got an error message reading, "Sorry, something went wrong".

By 1:15 p.m., more than 1200 reports had already been logged.

"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing Facebook", a company spokesperson confirmed over email.

There was no immediate word from Facebook about the cause or extent of the problem. "We're sorry for the inconvenience", the spokesperson said.

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At around 1 p.m. ET on Monday, Facebook stopped working for users, and people aren't sure why.

We turned to Twitter to sample reaction from subscribers to the popular social media service.

We've received multiple reports that Facebook's products aren't working properly.

The outage also impacted Mexico, Brazil and parts of Europe.

As has become common with recent internet outages, users quickly rushed to Twitter with #FacebookDown rising among the site's US and worldwide trending topics.

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