Facebook is down: Thousands of users in the US and Europe are banned from the site while others report PORN on their video feeds because they fear it has been hacked
- Facebook went out for thousands of users on Friday night
- The failures were reported in the US and Europe
- Issues prevented users from seeing images and accessing news feeds
- Many who access the website and app from their phone have been completely logged out
Facebook was down for thousands of users in the US and Europe on Friday night. Some couldn’t access the site, others reported that porn had flooded their video feeds.
At Downdetector.com, which measures website problems, the problems began around 10:00 p.m. EST. At least 4,800 users in the United States reported on Downdetector that they could not log in.
The most common problem seemed to revolve around those trying to log into the site – which they couldn’t.
Those who tried to open their Facebook app on their phones got signed out and tried to sign in.
Some users said their video feeds were full of pornographic videos.
Facebook appeared to be offline for some users in the US and Europe on Friday night, leaving thousands of users around the world unable to access their profiles or use the chat services during a widespread outage
Outages affected users in the UK and Europe but it was the middle of the night
“We are looking at reports that some people are currently having to log in again to access their Facebook accounts,” the company said in a statement. “We believe this was due to a configuration change and we are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible.”
Some users said they could log back in while others waited to receive a code from Facebook.
“Thank God, I was not only very worried, but also said that the session has expired for me and that I will not receive the code if my stored telephone number is definitely correct,” wrote one user online.
‘Session Expired – says the password is invalid. Trying to reset it says my account doesn’t exist! ‘added another frustrated user.
“My friend and I were both logged off. Trusted contacts cannot restore my account. I don’t have access to my email and it doesn’t send me the code. I know my password is correct because I changed it yesterday, ”suggested another frustrated Facebook user.
The site appeared to be until 10 p.m. EST for most of the day when the issues started to run smoothly
Some users who managed to regain access to their accounts stated that they were bombarded with pornography while viewing the video section of the website.
‘All kidding, there is a serious problem with Facebook right now. Please read and keep your children away from this app now. YIKES, ”wrote Mary Katherine Backstrom.
“When you go to Facebook, watch” videos “and put them in. It’s all porn. Be sure to keep your kids off in case anything comes up.”
The NYPD also posted a statement on Twitter regarding the failure.
“Have you been logged out of Facebook today? You are not alone, it seems many others have done it too.
“While we’re not sure why it happened, this is another great reminder to change your passwords on your social media accounts and save your new passwords using a secure password manager.”
The NYPD also posted a statement on Twitter regarding the failure reminding users to change their passwords
Some users who managed to regain access to their accounts stated that they were bombarded with pornography while viewing the video section of the website
Several people noticed the Facebook outages on other social media platforms that were still active
It didn’t take long for some humorous memes to be circulating online about the failure