#FacebookDown: Social Media Users Run To Twitter As Facebook Goes Down

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Social Media Users Run To Twitter As Facebook Goes Down

If you find it difficult connecting to Facebook earlier today, you’re not alone as the social media platform appeared to have gone down on Monday afternoon, prompting users to visit Twitter to pour out their frustration about the issue.

Although the most popular social network is back, downdetector.com, a website that tracks site downtime, earlier claimed a spike in reports of Facebook being down just before 1 p.m. EST.

Social Media Users Run To Twitter As Facebook Goes DownUsers who tried to access the site got error messages saying “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”

By 1:36 p.m., the website was back up.

Screenshot of Facebook outage, November 12, 2018 © DownDetector

While Facebook is yet to offer explanation on the cause of the outage, users quickly rushed to Twitter where they shared frustrations – as well as memes poking fun at Facebook – under the hashtag #FacebookDown.

Currently, the hashtag is a trending topic in U.S., Nigeria and worldwide.

See tweets below:

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