Facebook widely reported as intermittently down

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Facebook was unavailable for many users late Friday afternoon. The outage followed a brief one on Thursday morning.

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As with the earlier outage, many users took to Twitter with the hashtag #facebookdown and #facebookisdown to report the news.

—By CNBC.com

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