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Facebook suffers service disruption

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San Francisco, Aug. 1 (Reuters): Facebook Inc, the world’s No.1 social network, suffered a service disruption today that made the website unavailable to some users.

Some visitors to the site were greeted with a message that read “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.” It was not immediately clear how widespread the disruption was. Facebook has 1.32 billion monthly users.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible,” a Facebook spokesman said in an emailed statement.

Reuters was aware of users having trouble accessing the site in the US, Chile and India.

Service problems affect a wide swathe of Internet companies. Last year, Google Inc. said a disruption affected a “significant subset” of users for its online storage feature.

Later in 2013, Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer apologised after some people had trouble accessing email.

The Facebook Web outage comes after the company reported rising sales as users increasingly access the service and advertisers spend more to reach them.

 
 
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