Facebook Down in India

By: Mike Fossum - March 13, 2012

On the day Facebook began trial in India for failing to censor objectionable religious content from its site, it has been reported that its service was down this morning in parts of that country.

Facebook was down on desktops due to a DNS “server not found” error, but apparently still worked on mobile devices. Users took to Twitter to vent their frustrations:

+N RT @barunsen: Facebook is down! Life has stopped in India! Everyone is jobless.. 8 hours ago via Gravity! ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

#facebook seems to be down in India; Can be accessed via http://t.co/VJ9U99FP 9 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Facebook is still down in India? WTH! 11 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Facebook’s down in India. And thus I have no reason to keep living. 7 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Ah..so the facebook is down in India? *Points & laugh* bwhahaha 8 hours ago via Seesmic ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

WTH? No word on why the site was having problems, but there may be a link to the aforementioned censorship trial that commenced today. Could Facebook be putting their foot down a bit here?

Facebook was also down in parts of Europe recently, but service was promptly restored.

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