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Facebook is having a bit of a wobbly morning - the site is unavailable for many, and working very, very slowly for others.

Emails to the Reg suggest it has been having problems for at least three hours.

It is not clear if there is a security problem or something has gone wrong with the site's ever-growing infrastructure.

Facebook has been claiming it is strengthening its security procedures. Anyone logging onto the site in recent weeks will have seen a message asking for additional email addresses and mobile phone numbers - apparently for security purposes, not in a cheeky attempt to get its hands on what's left of your private data.

We've contacted Facebook's UK PRs and will update this story when we know more.

Facebook initially denied any problems. But a PR later admitted that some people were having trouble logging onto the site, or moving around it at reasonable speed.

She said, at 2.50pm UK time, the team were working on fixing this and hoped to have everything running properly soon. ®

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