Facebook fixes glitch, says access back to normal

A problem that affected account access for some Facebook users on Wednesday has been fixed, Facebook said via its Twitter feed.

"We've fixed the issue with a third-party networking provider, and anyone impacted should be able to access Facebook normally," the company said.

Facebook did not say what the problem was or which company caused it. The social networking company also did not give figures for the number of people affected by the problem.

Earlier Wednesday, Facebook said users may have trouble accessing the site due to a problem with a network provider.

"Some people can't connect to Facebook because of an issue with a third-party network provider. We're working to fix it ASAP," Facebook wrote in a Twitter message around noon Pacific Time.

That message followed user complaints that started popping up on Twitter earlier in the day.

Facebook seems to have less frequent outages than Twitter, a rival in social networking. However, it had one notable failure last year, when around 150,000 people were unable to use the site for more than a week.

Nancy Gohring covers mobile phones and cloud computing for The IDG News Service. Follow Nancy on Twitter at @idgnancy. Nancy's e-mail address is Nancy_Gohring@idg.com

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