Facebook appears to be suffering outages on the East Coast of the US and the southeast coast of Brazil, according to the DownDetector. The users are getting a message "Sorry, something went wrong" when trying to access the social network. WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are also reported to be down.
The outage prompted various jokes among Twitter users, claiming to log into the social network only because of the outage.
That awkward moment when Facebook is down and you log into your Twitter after 3 years… pic.twitter.com/xmEyysWKTC— Clarissa Eldridge (@clarissaeld) November 12, 2018
— Graham Cawthon (@GrahamCawthon) November 12, 2018
Others shared their panic over Facebook's technical failure.
Facebook is down! I repeat, FACEBOOK IS DOWN!!! pic.twitter.com/CybgGsq6EZ— Everth T. Sánchez (@TemaG93) November 12, 2018
— Joseph Whittington (@the_whittington) November 12, 2018
#Facebookdown I tried to open facebook and saw it was down. As an old person, I needed something to do. So I went to the bathroom.:) Who is responsible for causing oldsters around the country to consider their lives and stop posting kitty videos?? pic.twitter.com/mbTw3juZxF— IUPUITerry (@IUPUITerry) November 12, 2018