Facebook down for second time in less than a week, stock also down sharply

A Facebook logo is displayed on the side of a tour bus in New York's financial district,
A Facebook logo is displayed on the side of a tour bus in New York's financial district, PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Facebook Inc's social media website was inaccessible for some users on Monday afternoon, its second outage in less than a week.

The company's shares were also down nearly 4 per cent at US$89.25 (S$127.43) in afternoon trading.

Facebook's map on Downdetector.com, which monitors disruptions, showed major outages over parts of North America. (http://bit.ly/1aIqOPd) The social network's mobile app appears to be down as well, but Messenger services appear to be working.

A message displayed on facebook.com said "sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can."

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

Facebook could not be immediately reached for comment.