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Facebook Goes Down for Many Users

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    A picture of the Facebook logo taken on May 10, 2012.

    Facebook was down on Friday for many users, who received an error message instead of access to the social networking service.

    “Sorry, something went wrong,” the message on Facebook said. “We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can."

    The hashtag FacebookDown was trending on Twitter.

    Facebook now says service is back.

    "Earlier this morning, some people had trouble accessing Facebook for a short time," the company said in a statement. "We quickly investigated and have fully restored service for everyone. We're sorry for the inconvenience."A 

    Sgt. Burton Brink from the LA County Sheriff's Department amused Twitter users with a tweet that appeared to indicate that people were reporting the outage to authorities. "#Facebook is not a Law Enforment issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!" he said in the Twitter rant.

    Capt. Britta Steinbrenner later disputed the claim and said her office was not aware of any 911 calls about Facebook.

    It was the second recent outage. Facebook went down in June in a disruption that appeared to stretch across the world as users from the United Kingdom to India reported no service. In that instance, service came back for some in less than an hour.

    Facebook said it had 1.32 billion users worldwide as of the end of June.