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Facebook experiencing technical difficulties, down or slow for users

By ANDREW DONOVAN

(WKTV) - Facebook is experiencing a widespread outage and slowness for those who can access it, according to officials from the social networking website.

On Facebook's official Twitter account officials said, "Facebook may be slow or unavailable for some people because of site issues. We're working to fix this quickly."

In an ironic twist, users are turning to Twitter to share news of the outage, and "Facebook isn't working" became a trending topic.

A spokesperson for the social networking site said that it is working to resolve the problems.

Facebook has more than 500 million users.

Mashable, a website that covers social media news, noted that "On our end when we attempt to access Facebook, we’re seeing the message: 'Internal Server Error — The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.' Facebook 'Like' buttons also appear to be down on our site and across the Web."

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