Facebook back up after nearly 2-hour outage that sparked panic among social media users

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MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook experienced a widespread outage Tuesday that caused many social media users to panic and jump over to Twitter to make jokes about being forced to communicate the old-fashioned way.

There is no word yet on what caused the social platform to go down just before 7 a.m. It was back up by 9 a.m.

Here are some of our favorite tweets about the outage.

https://twitter.com/rezoanoni/status/1064867497373913088

This is the second outage this month. Last Monday, Facebook experienced a widespread outage that lasted for approximately 30 minutes.

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