Don't Call Us About Facebook Going Down, Says Los Angeles Cop

| by Michael Allen

The popular social media site Facebook went down today, which spurred one law enforcement officer to remind people not to call the cops about it.

While the world's largest online social network was down, it posted the message: "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can."

Apparently, that wasn't good enough for some people who called 911.

According to WFSB, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Burton Brink tweeted today, "#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!"

Facebook later told users that it "is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We'll update shortly."

Facebook was only down for about an hour, but issued this statement, "Earlier this morning, some people had trouble accessing Facebook for a short time. We quickly investigated and have fully restored service for everyone. We’re sorry for the inconvenience," noted Reuters.

Sources: Reuters, WFSB (Image Credit: Marco Pakoeningrat)