MILWAUKEE (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.
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