Facebook says outages due to 'server configuration change'

NEW YORK -- Facebook went down for almost a full day across parts of North America and Europe, but it's still not saying exactly what happened.

All the social network said Thursday was that the outages, which affected users and advertisers worldwide, resulted from a "server configuration change.

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