Facebook users in the Americas were able to get back onto their profiles Monday afternoon, after the social media network went down briefly across some parts of the region.
The internet giant, which has 2.25 billion global users, did not immediately give a reason for the temporary service interruption, which struck around 1800 GMT.
Users from the east coast of the US, to Canada, Los Angeles and some parts of South America, including Uruguay, reported being presented with an error message for several minutes as they tried to access Facebook — the world’s largest social network.
“Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can,” it read.
The incident saw Facebook’s share price drop before recovering slightly.
Republicans fear Trump’s attack on Yovanovitch ‘backfired’: CNN’s Jim Acosta
On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta reported that Republicans on Capitol Hill are worried that President Donald Trump's Twitter attack on former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch during her public testimony in the impeachment hearing only hurt his cause.
"The president will be back to keeping an eye on the impeachment inquiry as the public hearings get underway," said Acosta. "Mr. Trump's fellow Republicans are hopeful he will cease his targeting of administration officials who are testifying. As one Trump campaign source told me over the weekend about the president's attacks late last week, it was not a, quote, 'good day for the GOP.' There are a lot of Republicans who feel like that backfired."
Nicolle Wallace worries Republicans have had ‘lobotomies of their souls’
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Monday wondered how Republicans could possibly ignore the bombshell revelations in the public testimony and released transcripts that have emerged in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
"Beginning tomorrow morning, we'll see two first-hand witnesses to the July 25th call with the leader of Ukraine," Wallace noted. Jennifer Williams, from the vice president's staff, and Alexander Vindman -- both have said they were concerned by what they heard."
The host, who served as White House communications director in the George W. Bush administration, noted that both witnesses "have managed to get under the president's skin."
Mike Huckabee: It’s ‘tragic’ Chick-fil-A will focus its charitable giving on causes that aren’t anti-LGBTQ – like hunger
Mike Huckabee is lashing out at the privately-held Christian chicken fast-food chain he repeatedly has defended for its anti-LGBTQ charitable giving policies. Chick-fil-A announced Monday it will no longer donate to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, two non-profits that have histories of actively working against LGBTQ people and causes like marriage equality.