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It wasn’t just you, Facebook was down for everyone… and some called 911?

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facebookMILWAUKEE (WITI) — If you were having difficulty logging on to Facebook Friday morning during the 11 a.m. hour, you were not alone. It appears Facebook was down for about a half hour. The reasons for this issue are not known.

According to the Facebook status page, Facebook acknowledged the error at 11:01 a.m.:

Facebook is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We’ll update shortly.

During the outage, most users were seeing an error message when they attempted to log in:

“Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.”

In Los Angeles County, some Facebook users became so concerned about the outage, they called 911. Sgt. Burton Brink of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted about the incident, reminding the public the Facebook outage was not a public safety issue.

If you’re ever not sure whether a site is having problems — or if it’s just you, we recommend you plug in the URL into: downforeveryoneorjustme.com

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

9 comments

  • vanessa

    I know EXACTLY why. myself and many others reported them to the BBB and the Mayor of Racine. This was due to Facebook refusing to remove a very graphic and violent page called “Pass Out Challenge.” The page still has not been removed, however I did receive an email from the BBB notifying me that they have in fact contacted Facebook. Here is the email:Thank you for contacting your BBB regarding your complaint.

    Your complaint was received by the BBB on July 31, 2014 and has been assigned case# 57296272 in our files. Please make a note of this number for future reference.

    Your complaint has been applied to the following business:
    Facebook
    1601 Willow Rd, BLDG
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-1452

    The case has been reviewed by one of our Dispute Resolution Specialists and has now been forwarded to the business for their response. Should you hear directly from the company and the complaint is resolved, please notify us immediately.

    Please remember your complaint and response may be publicly posted on our BBB’s Website. Please do not include any personally identifiable information in your response. Your BBB may edit your complaint and response to remove personally identifiable information and inappropriate language.

    To view the ongoing status of this case, we encourage you to visit the following site on the Internet by clicking here.

    Thank you for using the services of your BBB!

    Sincerely,

    Deborah Griffith

    Dispute Resolution Specialist
    Tel: 510 844-2011
    Fax: 510 844-2611
    deborah@bbbemail.org

  • Scott

    Oh really? Face Book was down this morning? I wouldn’t know. I have been at work since 6 am. No FB for me till after 2 pm anyway.

  • Hap (@OLDUSNVET)

    That the best thing that could possibly happen to facecrook,anyone using it hasent got a brain 1.It has been reported a couple hundred times how facebook is the most hacked web site in the world and idiots continue to use it.People get their idenity stolen every day from using it and wonder how did that happen.I guess the old saying is really true.ignorance is bliss.

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