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Facebook users briefly report widespread outages

Posted at 2:25 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 14:31:49-04

Facebook users briefly reported widespread issues with the social media site Thursday afternoon, according to Down Detector, a website that crowdsources telecommunication and social media outages.

Down Detector reported that it received more than 6,300 reports of problems on Facebook at about 2 p.m. Thursday. Half of those issues were reported as a "total blackout."

After a short outage, it appears service was fully restored to the site.

It's unclear what was causing the issues on the platform.