MENLO PARK (CBS) – Facebook appears to be back up and running after temporarily going down for users worldwide Monday.

According to, there had been a spike in reports of Facebook being down just before 1 p.m.

A Facebook spokeswoman told WBZ-TV “a routine test caused users to have trouble accessing or posting to all Facebook services including WhatsApp and Instagram.”

The outage prompted an outpouring of posts on Twitter about the issue:

The social network was working again as of 1:30 p.m.



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