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Facebook DOWN as users are logged out and unable to get back in

FACEBOOK users were today been logged out of their accounts in a massive system meltdown.

Users of the social media site were unable to access their accounts after being booted out due to an "unexpected error".

DownDetector A heat map on the Down Detector website showed the reported Facebook outages across Europe

They took to other channels to report the problem — with some taking photos of the error screen.

It read: "Login Error. An unexpected error occurred. Please try logging in again".

Users claimed that when they tried to access their account they were forced to reset their password with a code that was sent to their phone or email.

But many did not receive the pass code, according to accounts on Twitter.

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Millions of users across Europe may be affected by the system meltdown

The Down Detector site said the problem was Europe-wide with potentially millions of accounts affected.

It added that many appeared to be unable to access the site at all until it was resolved later this afternoon.

A Facebook spokesperson told The Sun Online: "Earlier today, some people may have briefly experienced trouble logging into Facebook.

"The issue has since been resolved; we're sorry for any inconvenience."

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