Facebook has hiccup in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Facebook has hiccup in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Summary: UPDATE 3 (9.42am): Facebook has released a statement acknowledging the downtime, at least as far as Europe is concerned, and claiming it has been fixed.

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UPDATE 3 (9.42am): Facebook has released a statement acknowledging the downtime, at least as far as Europe is concerned, and claiming it has been fixed.

The statement reads: "Today we experienced technical difficulties causing the site to be unavailable for a number of users in Europe. The issue has been resolved and everyone should now have access to Facebook. We apologise for any inconvenience."

UPDATE 2 (8.21am): We are now seeing suggestions that it was a DNS problem.

UPDATE 1 (7.54am): Facebook appears to be functioning again in Germany. Also, reports have come in that it went down in South Africa, making it possible that the outage was EMEA-wide.

Facebook is experiencing downtime in Europe and the Middle East right now, according to multiple reports on Twitter.

Users in the UK, Sweden, Spain, Iceland, Germany, Turkey, Abu Dhabi and elsewhere said early on Wednesday morning that they were unable to log into the social network on their desktop computers.

According to some of the reports over Twitter, Facebook's smartphone apps, such as those for the iPhone and BlackBerry, might still be working.

Topic: Telcos

David Meyer

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  • Yeah, this is true for the UK, doesn't work on laptop or Facebook app on my iPhone.

    Exciting stuff.....maybe people will start using Myspace again!!
    _NickC_
  • I should imagine office productivity will peak today
    _NickC_
  • Oh, it's back now.
    What an exciting few minutes!!
    _NickC_
  • http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-is-down-in-europe/10080
    Empro
  • If you cant Access Facebook Try This : https://beta.facebook.com/ =) This should work for you! and if its does feel free to like my Tech Page : www.facebook.com/mediamaksdesignlab ;) cheers!
    MediaMaksUk
  • in UK facebook still not working on pc, but i am able to get on with Andriode app on samsung phone.
    viperginger
  • now work lol
    viperginger
  • I'm in Germany at the moment and am trying to access Facebook from Hanover and having no luck, seems like a DNS issue from my end
    JC
    Jack Clark
  • can i just point out that facebook was only inaccessible if you tried to access it via HTTP, HTTPS was still active
    anonymous
  • Oh my goodness!! No access to Facebook!! How will I manage to survive? My life is irreparably impaired!
    anonymous