Facebook (FB) Experiences Its Second Outage in 2 Months

Facebook (FB) experienced a 35 minute outage early Friday morning across both its website and mobile apps, before returning to service at 9:20 a.m. When users visited the site online, they were met with a simple message message that read “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.”

Facebook acknowledged the error and reassured users the company was working to fix the problem and restore service.

“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,” the world’s largest social media website said in a statement.

It is still unclear if Facebook went down as the result of a malicious attack. That said, this is not the first time FB has suffered an outage. On June 19, the site experienced a serious server crash that lasted 30 minutes. Forbes reported the brief blackout cost the social network $500,000 in lost ad revenue.

Shares of Facebook were 34 cents, or 0.47% lower, at $72.21 in afternoon trade.

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