The Facebook website went down for a period of time on Monday evening, but is now back online.
It's the second time the website has been out of operaton for a period of time in the past four days; it was also down for a short period on Thursday. News of the latest apparent technical problem has become a major topic of conversation on Twitter, with #facebookdown currently trending with 217,000 tweets at present.
Brands swiftly moved to exploit the situation on Twitter:
Hi Facebook; looks like you need a coffee ?????? #FacebookDown— Costa Coffee (@CostaCoffee) September 28, 2015
Meanwhile, animal charity PETA used the incident to push its own message:
Facebook has yet to publish a statement on the issue on the newsroom of its website. The social media giant has also not mentioned the situation on its official Twitter page.