Facebook suffers widespread outage

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Facebook suffered a widespread outage Thursday. 

“Sorry, something went wrong,” explained an error message on the social networking site at 12:40 p.m. ET. “We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can,” it added.  The site was up again at 12:49 pm ET.

Users quickly took to other social media to discuss the outage.

"Everyone floods onto Twitter soon as Facebook goes down to tweet that Facebook is down," tweeted @JoeMurfin

"But how is everyone's one aunt going to post those inspirational memes?" quipped @SimonOstler

Earlier this month, Twitter.com also suffered a brief outage.

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