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Facebook Redirect Error Crashes Websites

According to numerous reports, thousands of major websites -- including CNN, ESPN, The Washington Post and many more -- were taken down Thursday because of a Facebook error. Apparently, a glitch with Facebook Connect caused thousands of websites with Facebook Like buttons to redirect the Web traffic from the intended domains to a Facebook error page instead. The glitch was only temporary, and Facebook said the issue had been resolved in less than an hour. Still, an apology and an explanation would have been nice, since now everyone knows Facebook can basically crash the Internet.