Is Facebook Down? Yes!

Facebook hacked

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UPDATE 12:35 EASTERN TIME: FACEBOOK IS BACK

That is the horrifying image greeting most Facebook users who are trying to log on to the site just after 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. Down Detector indicates that users across the United States are reporting an outage.

The site is also down in the United Kingdom, according to English network ITV:

The outage is being reported in Canada as well, and on NBC:

The cause of the outage is not known at this time, but some on Twitter are speculating that the hactivist group, Anonymous, might be responsible.

On Facebook’s developer page, it states that the outage was reported that was “affecting all API and web surfaces” at 12:02 p.m.:

The last outage for the site came on June 19, but that was regarded as “brief” by the social media giant. It’s at times like this that you have to think of the scene in The Social Network when Jesse Eisenberg says, “We don’t crash ever!” Watch it here:


we don't crash everfacebook never crashes!2010-12-29T16:00:58.000Z

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