Facebook back up after Americas service interruption

November 12, 2018
Access to Facebook went down briefly in parts of the Americas

Facebook users in the Americas were able to get back onto their profiles Monday afternoon, after the social media network went down briefly across some parts of the region.

The , which has 2.25 billion global users, did not immediately give a reason for the temporary service interruption, which struck around 1800 GMT.

Users from the east coast of the US, to Canada, Los Angeles and some parts of South America, including Uruguay, reported being presented with an for several minutes as they tried to access Facebook—the world's largest social network.

"Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can," it read.

The incident saw Facebook's share price drop before recovering slightly.

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