Facebook access appears to be restored

Social media site Facebook was briefly down for visitors on Thursday. A message on the site read: "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can." First reports of #FacebookDown appeared at approximately Noon. The site seemed to be back in business about 45 minutes later. It is not clear if the issue affected all users or if all were able to access the site again.

On Aug. 27, Facebook reached 1 billion users.