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Facebook service outage goes global

Besides Singapore, Facebook users in countries such as Malta, Scotland, Bangladesh and Spain were also affected. Company spokesperson says it is "now back to 100 per cent".

SINGAPORE: A short global outage saw Facebook users locked out of their accounts on Thursday afternoon (June 19), which the company said was "an issue that prevented people from posting to Facebook".

A company spokesperson told Channel NewsAsia: "Earlier today, we experienced an issue that prevented people from posting to Facebook for a brief period of time. We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 per cent. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused."

At about 4pm Thursday, the downtime restricted access to Channel NewsAsia Facebook accounts. Following a quick check with Twitter users, it was clear the outage hit users globally as well. Some of the affected countries include Bangladesh, Thailand, Scotland, Malta and Spain, according to these users.

The social networking site came back online at about 4.30pm.

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