FACEBOOK appears to be down as thousands of users complain of a mysterious News Feed outage.
The mystery error appears to be affecting some Facebook fans in both the UK and US – flooding their feeds with posts sent to celebrities.
Online outage tracker Down Detector has logged thousands of complaints from around the world.
Most of the reports suggest that there's an issue with both the Facebook News Feed and the app.
A huge spike in complaints was tracked, beginning at around 7am London time / 2am New York time.
Users are reporting seeing strange posts in their News Feed, although Facebook hasn't publicly confirmed an issue.
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The Sun was able to confirm that some users are experiencing a strange flurry of unrelated posts from unfollowed celebrity accounts and pages.
Social media analyst and industry guru Matt Navarra tweeted: "Facebook has been hit by a major spam attack."
"Lots of Facebook Pages of celebrities have had spammy memes posted to them in the last 24 hours," the consultant wrote.
Meta – which owns Facebook – isn't reporting any issues on its main status page.
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But users are flocking to Twitter to moan about the outage.
One wrote: "Is FB melting down for everyone tonight?"
Another said: "Had to come to Twitter today cause Facebook down and I'm just seeing random posts."
And one added: "What's happening with Facebook? The feed is hilarious? Did you see it?"
In Facebooks feed seen by The Sun, posts sent to celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and Bear Grylls were appearing.
"I didn't realise how many…weirdos there are who have nothing better to do that they have to surrender to posting random s*** to celeb pages on Facebook," said one user.
"This glitch is something else."
Another said: "Major glitch on Facebook…loads of celebrity posts!!!
"Messed up my timeline. What the hell is happening?"
Many users on Twitter have reported similar issues.
Some Facebook users are fearing that the app – or their own accounts – are being hacked.
One worried user asked: "Anybody else got a Facebook feed full of messages to celebs and bands or have I been hacked?"
Another said: "Did Facebook just get hacked?"
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