Facebook down: ‘Sorry, something went wrong’

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NEW YORK (PIX11) - Facebook users were shut out of their accounts for almost an hour after the social networking site went down around 12:00 ET Friday.

The site posted the following message on their developer page, but for many that page was also inaccessible: "Facebook is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We'll update shortly."

Upon opening the page, most people received the cryptic message "Sorry, something went wrong."

It is still unclear if Facebook went down as the result of a malicious attack.

Facebook had not posted anything on their Twitter feed about the problem as of 12:20 p.m., meanwhile '#facebookdown' quickly rose to the top of Twitter trends.

Comments flowed in from across the globe, Facebook users from San Francisco to Manchester, UK, reported the site being down on the website downdetector.com.

The last serious server crash was on June 19.

After the site stopped working, Twitter users decided to have a little fun with those freaking out about the social media site going down:

https://twitter.com/TheTweetOfGod/status/495250670190993409

https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/495246652996071427

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