Facebook UK has said that the technical difficulties experienced by many users were due to "network maintenance," but that these have now been resolved:
– facebook statement
Earlier this morning, while performing some network maintenance, we experienced an issue that prevented some users from posting to Facebook for a brief period of time.
We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100%. We're sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused.
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ITV News readers are continuing to report problems with Facebook, including pages not loading properly and difficulties 'liking' and 'commenting'.
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Personal accounts and pages were presented with this message when trying to post a new Facebook status or image.
Facebook users are reporting being unable to post new statuses.
The problem seems to have begun at around 1pm UK time.
A spokesperson for Facebook in Britain was unable to confirm whether the site was suffering from technical problems.