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Facebook was down but appears to be back in service

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NEW YORK — Popular social networking site Facebook was down Friday evening, according to a site that tracks users reporting problems.

The site was back up 15 minutes later.

The number of reported issues with Facebook spiked into the hundreds on DownDetector around 7 p.m. Attempts by PIX11 News to load Facebook.com were met with an error message.

“Sorry, something went wrong,” the page read. “We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”

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Users voiced their concern over a brief break from social media.