Facebook back up and running after reported outages across Canada, U.S.

FILE -- Facebook app on mobile phone. EPA/LUONG THAI LINH

If you were having trouble logging onto Facebook Monday, you weren’t alone. The social media giant was reporting outages all over Canada and the United States.

On Facebook’s outage map it appeared the social media network wasn’t working for parts of Toronto, Montreal and parts of the East Coast in Canada. Major U.S. cities like Boston, New York and Miami also cited problems.

The outage also impacted Mexico, Brazil and parts of Europe.

Users took to Twitter to report the outage, with #FacebookDown trending quickly.

As of around 1:40 p.m. local time many people reported the social media website was working again.

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Facebook said that the outage was due to a “routine test” in an official statement.

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“Earlier today, a routine test caused users to have trouble accessing or posting to all Facebook services including WhatsApp and Instagram. We quickly investigated and restored access for everyone. We’re sorry for the inconvenience,” Facebook said.

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