Facebook's website goes down temporarily

Fri Jun 1, 2012 1:00pm IST

In this photo illustration, a Facebook logo on a computer screen is seen through a magnifying glass held by a woman in Bern May 19, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Hodel

In this photo illustration, a Facebook logo on a computer screen is seen through a magnifying glass held by a woman in Bern May 19, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Thomas Hodel

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REUTERS - Facebook's (FB.O) website suffered sporadic outages on Thursday, anywhere from half an hour to two hours according to various blogs, tweets and affected users, but the company said the problem has been fixed.

"Earlier today, some users briefly experienced issues loading the site. The issues have since been resolved and everyone should now have access to Facebook," company spokesman Michael Kirkland told Reuters.

The outages came as Facebook continued to grapple with the fallout of its botched May 18 IPO. The stock has plummeted nearly 23 percent from its IPO price, and numerous lawsuits have been filed in the wake of first-day trading glitches.

Shares of Facebook closed up 5 percent at $29.60 Thursday on the Nasdaq.

(Reporting by Sakthi Prasad; Edwin Chan in Los Angeles; Editing by Hans-Juergen Peters)

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Comments (2)
chelleandlou wrote:
Apparently it is down more than temporarly since I am unable to log into Facebook.

Jun 01, 2012 6:28pm IST  --  Report as abuse
Poet49 wrote:
It’s not fixed. My Facebook is down (11 p.m. CST, June 1st)

Jun 01, 2012 9:29am IST  --  Report as abuse
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