Facebook back online following early-morning crash

Facebook back online following early-morning crash

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A Facebook user edits their privacy settings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, July 16, 2009. Canada's privacy commissioner says the online social networking site Facebook breaches Canadian law by keeping users personal information indefinitely after members close their accounts. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

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by KIM HJELMGAARD / USA Today

USA TODAY

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Access to Facebook's website and apps went down just before 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, shutting out millions of users for a brief period.

 

For about half an hour, users who tried to access Facebook in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel and India received the following message: "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can."

Problems were also reported across multiple nations in Asia and the Middle East.

Attempts by USA TODAY to reach the Menlo Park, Calif.,-based social networking company for a fuller explanation of the disruptions were not immediately successful.

In April, Facebook's revenue rocketed 72% higher to $2.5 billion.

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