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NBTC dismisses blocking access to Facebook

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) today dismissed speculation that it has blocked access to Facbook after several users complained they could not access to it since 8.30 am.

Many suspected they might be blocked by the national regulator.

But NBTC secretary general Takorn Tantasith dismissed the speculation, saying it was a global crash, not only in Thailand.

Initially it was a technical error, not a matter of blocking, he said.

Peoole thronged Twitter after social media giant Facebook on Tuesday faced a brief outage in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and some parts of North America.

Facebook users got an error message: Sorry, something went wrong and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can.

Later, a Facebook spokesperson explained in an emailed statement to TechCrunch: Earlier today, some Facebook users were unable to access Facebook briefly due to a technical issue. We have now fixed the issue and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The crash, appeared to be affecting Facebook's mobile application and Messenger, also spread to parts of North America.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)