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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C
# facebook down
Facebook crashed. And the world temporarily lost it.
No, it wasn’t just you.


Facebook went down briefly this afternoon – prompting users to take to Twitter to vent their ire and frustration.

Here’s how the (fleeting) panic set-in…

It’s not even the first time this month the hugely popular social networking site has failed.

Something similar happened last Thursday, with a number of US users reporting outages.

Today, many people may have thought it was just them. But soon, it became clear it was a global outage.

What would happen if it lasted, some wondered?

Within minutes, however – all was well…

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