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Panic spreads as Facebook suffers brief outage across US, Europe & Asia

Panic spreads as Facebook suffers brief outage across US, Europe & Asia
Social media users found themselves in a brief moment of panic Thursday after Facebook outages were experienced across parts of the US, Europe and Asia.

A number of reports of the social network being down surfaced around 08:00 GMT, according to downdetector.com, with a notable increase shortly before 11:00 GMT.

Facebook users from Hong Kong, Philippines, Sweden, Denmark, the US, and a number of other countries were greeted with a message that read “Sorry, something went wrong” when trying to access the site.

Social media users took to Twitter to report the outage, while also sharing gifs and memes describing the panic they’re feeling as a result.

The social-networking site now appears to be back up and running for most users. Facebook has yet to comment on the outage.