Users complain about Facebook’s app not working for the third time in a week.

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FACEBOOK is said to be down again as users in the US and the UK complain about yet another outage.

The tech giant has experienced issues two other times in the past week.

User reports indicate Facebook is having problems since 7:40 AM EDT. https://t.co/8wgYQLKxCu RT if you’re also having problems #Facebookdown

Downdetector tweeted: “User reports indicate Facebook is having problems since 7:40 AM EDT.”

It’s currently unclear what is causing the issues or how many people are affected.

The issue first appeared in the US, but Brits began complaining about issues at 2.20pm local time too.

One frustrated user took to Twitter to state “Facebook down again” with a face palm emoji.

Another said: “Apparently Facebook just went down again! I’m in Illinois. Anyone else have it crash this morning?

“I was right in middle of reading some posts and **POOF** gone”.

And, one user asked: “Is Facebook down again this morning or is it just my phone?”.

Downdetector is reporting that around 53% of the issues are said to be with the website and 26% are said to be with the Facebook app.

Another 21% of users reporting problems to Downdetector are having issues with logging into Facebook.

However, Facebook told us that there are currently no issues with any of the apps it owns.

Last week, Facebook experienced an outage of over five hours that sent the internet into a frenzy.

The October 4 outage, which affected Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, left billions of the platforms’ users unable to get online.

Facebook, which owns all three platforms, said that glitch was caused by an error during a routine maintenance job and “not by malicious activity”.

The social media firm claimed “faulty configuration change” on its routers was believed to be at the centre of the outage.

But one expert said “an internal staff error” took the site off the internet.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg was forced to halt company stock, and is estimated to have lost $7billion in net worth in a matter of hours.

Estimates of Facebook’s lost ad revenue range from $66million to $100million over the seven-hour outage, according to Snopes and Fortune.

Zuckerberg apologised for the global bungle, saying “sorry for the disruption today” in a Facebook post.

“I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about,” the billionaire Harvard drop-out said.

Another outage was also reported by users on Friday, October 8.

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