Stop the presses, Facebook is down!

For those of you still recovering from the shock of Monday’s Gmail outage, there may be even worse news — Facebook appears to be down for some users, and lacking images for others. The social network’s Domain Name System servers are not directing folks to its site, causing it to appear as if the network is down completely.

As of this writing, it’s been down for some 20 minutes at the very least, and there are a lot of people that are pretty upset. It appears that visiting various Facebook subdomains, including and, will allow users to access Facebook, proving this is a DNS issue.

This is Facebook’s first major outage since October 11, when the social network went down in several countries worldwide. At the time, there were rumors that the site had been hacked, but Facebook denied this, and instead blamed DNS test for European outage which lasted more than an hour.

As usual, hoards of Twitter users have tweeted their concerns:

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