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Facebook back online after short worldwide outage

Facebook is back online after a short worldwide outage. The social media site apologised for the outage, saying in an error message that "something went wrong".

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Facebook 'back to 100%' after global outage

Facebook was reported as down in several countries this morning. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Facebook has apologised for a brief outage that left users unable to access the site across the world this morning.

In a statement, the company said: "Earlier this morning, we experienced an issue that prevented people 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 this may have caused."

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