NEW YORK – Facebook was down for users around the globe Monday afternoon.
The outage happened around 3 p.m. ET. It started to return about an hour later. This is the second outage in less than a week; Facebook also went down Thursday for a brief time.
Twitter users had a little fun with the trending hashtag #facebookdown. Even the Norfolk Police Department used the outage to its advantage. Here are just a handful of the Twitter posts about the outage:
— Norfolk Police Dept (@NorfolkPD) September 28, 2015
Twitter: where we all turn to complain that Facebook is down. #facebookdown
— wgrandbois (@wgrandbois) September 28, 2015
— Ian Cackett (@iancackett) September 28, 2015
Facebook is down again? But people’s high school classmates’ older siblings have adorable new pics of their children that just won’t wait! — God (@TheTweetOfGod) September 28, 2015
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 28, 2015
Facebook is down. My F5 key does not appreciate the workout it is getting. #Refresh
— Todd Walker (@ToddWalkerNews) September 28, 2015