Facebook Down In Parts of Europe

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Facebook was down in regions of Europe, Africa and the Middle East this morning due to a technical glitch, for roughly two hours. Service has since been restored, and in a statement, Facebook stated, "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 apologize for any inconvenience."

According to a sampling of Tweets on the matter, Facebook was offline in Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Iceland, France, Germany, Italy, The UK - but still up in Hawaii, Japan and Sweden. More isolated areas, like Pakistan and South Korea were reportedly also hit.

Here are some Twitter reactions to the matter:

#Facebook is #down, expect a surge in productivity in offices everywhere today. 7 hours ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Facebook two hours down time this morning may make us rethink our login strategy #facebookconnect 3 hours ago via Twitter for Mac ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Update: Facebook down in Europe, Middle East and Africa. But I still get access from Stockholm #facebook 6 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

So Facebook appears to be down, anyone with a Birthday today is screwed. 6 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Facebook down in most of Europe, Egypt, Turkey, Russia: how about Asia, north and south America? 6 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

If Facebook ever shut down we'll see people roaming the streets shoving pictures in peoples face screaming "Do you like this?! DO YOU?!" e_e 4 days ago via Buffer ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Wait, Facebook's down? *hoists blaster into air and roars like a victorious sand person* 5 hours ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Next december, there will be lots of newborn babies because Facebook is down. #FBDown #Facebookdown 5 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Interestingly, Facebook was recently accessible in China, along with Twitter and Google+, after that country's firewall was down, for unknown reasons.