Did Facebook Just Break Half the Internet? (UPDATES)

If you're seeing the above redirect message to Facebook when you try to visit, oh, pretty much any webpage (Gawker included), you're not alone. Starting about 15 minutes ago, an apparent glitch with Facebook Connect triggered the problem. In addition to Gawker Media, there were reports of issues at NYMag.com, ESPN, CNN, Hulu and apparently dozens of other sites. We're working on figuring out the problem but for now, here's how you can fix it: Sign out of Facebook. That should let you continue to read about the Snow Storm to End All Snow Storms and Justin Bieber's mom. We'll update when we know more.

UPDATE: The problem seems to be fixed now. We've emailed Facebook for comment.

UPDATE: Facebook responded with the following statement:

For a short period of time, there was a bug that redirected people logging in with Facebook from third party sites to Facebook.com. The issue was quickly resolved, and Login with Facebook is now working as usual.

We've asked for more information. But in the meantime, it's good to know one small glitch at Facebook can effectively disable the entire internet by redirecting it to their site.