Facebook suffers second outage in a week

Facebook went down yesterday for users in North America for the second time in a week.

According to Currentlydown.com, Facebook became unavailable for 42 minutes between 3 pm and 4 pm Eastern Time.

Although its Messenger service was working during the outage, access to the website was restricted for a majority of users.

"We are currently restoring Facebook services that people had trouble accessing earlier today due to a configuration," Facebook spokesman Jay Nancarrow said.

"We are working to bring things back to normal for everyone," he added.

Facebook suffered a similar outage on Thursday when it was down in North America, Europe, Australia and India.

The company's shares closed down nearly 4 per cent at $89.21 (£58.79).

The social network recently announced that it is working on an alternative to the 'Like' button, designed to allow users to express empathy on serious posts.

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