Facebook back up after brief global outage

Facebook is back up after a brief outage that prevented people from posting updates. The outage was reported in several countries, including China, Singapore, India and the United Kingdom.

Outage reported in Canada, China, Singapore, India and the U.K.

Users who tried to log onto Facebook early Thursday morning may have been greeted with this message, saying: 'Sorry, something went wrong. We are working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.' (CBC)

Facebook Inc.'s website crashed briefly on Thursday, temporarily preventing computer and mobile phone users from reaching the site around the globe.

During the outage, Facebook users ranging from Australia to South Korea to India and Britain were greeted with a message saying "Sorry, something went wrong".

The cause of the outage was not immediately known. Its exact duration could not be confirmed but service was restored in less than an hour.

It prevented users from posting to the social networking site "for a brief period of time", a Facebook spokesman said.

"We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 per cent," he said. "We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused."