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Not only is it down, but it's redirecting everyone who visits a site with FB Connect on it to this error page. For example: http://www.economist.com



I just got bitten by this. I was visiting a news site and opened ~30 tabs to things I wanted to read. And then those tabs just showed me an error message. Frustrating :(

Edit: Might be worth noting that logging out of FB "fixed" this for me. (But I had to go back and re-open all those tabs.)

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The site

http://www.economist.com/

works fine for me, perhaps because I have never used Facebook to log into it.

AFTER EDIT: Replying to the kind reply to this comment, I am ALWAYS logged in to Facebook (with AdBlock Plus and Social Fixer and Ghostery activated, using Chrome), and I was surfing all over the Web completely normally while sites were reported to be redirecting. So maybe something different about my set-up protected me from the problems many other users observed today.

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With Ghostery running, it should not even load anything from a Facebook domain. The (buggy) code to redirect people to facebook.com would no doubt be served fromFacebook themselves. Stopping that code from being served to your browser means they can't redirect.

I absolutely love Ghostery and other related tools.

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It's not whether you've ever used Facebook to log into The Economist's site, but whether you were logged into Facebook at all. If you were, you were redirected.

EDIT: By the timestamp on your comment, the issue appears to have been fixed, anyway.

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Oooh that's bad. I would be fuming mad if that was happening on my site.

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Yes hehehe. Someone will be fired today. :(

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That's not how Facebook does things. Actually if you haven't taken down the site, you'll be warned.

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"Move fast and break things" may work for Facebook.com, but I dunno if souring relationships with important partners will be praised.

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