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Users report apparent Facebook outage

Internet users reported an apparent Facebook outage Wednesday afternoon.

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Internet users reported an apparent Facebook outage Wednesday afternoon.

The social media giant's website was not loading. But service may have resumed, and the mobile app may still be functioning.

According to the website downdetector.com, thousands of problems spiked around 5 p.m. ET then subsided.

A map with downdetector.com also suggested the issue was widespread in the U.S., particularly in the Northeast.

Facebook has not yet commented on what may have caused the apparent outage.

This is a developing story.