Facebook apologises after global outage left brands and publishers unable to post updates

Media owners and brands were left unable to share their content on Facebook this morning (18 May), reporting issues with Facebook's official Pages platform.

A bug on the site had affected corporate profiles in the US, Europe, Singapore and Australia, giving an error message each time page owners attempted to update their status.

The issue left several global media owners, including the Guardian and Mashable Australia, unable to distribute their work. The latter noted that the glitch didn't affect Facebook's mobile app, which some outlets used instead of desktop in a bid to get around the problem.

Facebook has since resolved the issue, saying it "sincerely apologised" for any inconvenience. "If you still wish to publish the posts that were impacted by this issue, you'll need to manually recreate and publish or schedule them," it added.

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