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Twitter is down! Thousands of users report an outage with the website and smartphone app


BREAKING NEWS: Twitter is down! Thousands of users around the world report a website and smartphone app failure

  • Twitter went under for thousands of users around the world
  • The outage has mainly hit the US, with some users reporting issues in the UK
  • The website and smartphone apps are not available, but some users still have access
  • Many users state that they cannot share tweets or update news feeds

Twitter has gone down for thousands of users around the world, preventing them from sharing tweets, viewing notifications, or updating news feeds.

More than 50,000 users reported problems with Down Detector, which monitors websites and online services.

An outage map shows that US users are mostly having problems, with some having problems in the UK and Japan as well as other parts of the world.

Down Detector reveals the outage began after 5 p.m. ET and is plaguing the website as well as iOS and Android apps.

Although the site can still be accessed, users will see an error message stating that there is nothing to be seen here yet.

An outage map shows the outage is hitting more US users with some having issues in the US and other parts of the world

Twitter's official site status page shows that it is investigating "Twitter APIs irregularities".

Although the website is still accessible, many users see "errors". Something went wrong, don't fret – it's not your fault, but not all features are working properly.

The outage occurred hours after President Donald Trump's campaign account was blocked.

Trump has now threatened to remove Twitter and Facebook protection under Section 230 – which protects them from being sued for content posted on their platforms.

Although the website is still accessible, many users see "errors". Something went wrong, don't fret - it's not your fault, but not all features are working properly

Although the website is still accessible, many users see "errors". Something went wrong, don't fret – it's not your fault, but not all features are working properly

Twitter's official site status page shows that it is investigating "Twitter APIs irregularities". Some users are so frustrated that they think the best thing to do is just shut down Twitter completely

Twitter's official site status page shows that it is investigating "Twitter APIs irregularities". Some users are so frustrated that they think the best thing to do is just shut down Twitter completely

The outage occurred hours after President Donald Trump's campaign account was blocked. Trump has now threatened to remove Twitter and Facebook protection under Section 230 - which protects them from being sued for content posted on their platforms

The outage occurred hours after President Donald Trump's campaign account was blocked. Trump has now threatened to remove Section 230 protection from Twitter and Facebook – which protects them from being sued for content posted on their platforms

But after 5 p.m. ET, Trump wasn't the only one unable to properly use the platform.

Down Detector reports continue to skyrocket despite the fact that Twitter's status page says everything is up and running.

In addition to the frustration of thousands of users, the town halls for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will be dueled on Thursday night – and many people around the world plan to scroll through Twitter for the latest updates on the events.

The two will answer questions in different cities on different networks: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia.

Although the site can still be accessed, users will see an error message stating that there is nothing to see here yet.

Although the site can still be accessed, users will see an error message stating that there is nothing to see here yet.

This is Twitter's second outage this month – the previous one was as recently as October 1st.

In this incident, there were also published more than 50,000 user reports about Down Detector who lived in the US, Europe and Asia.

Many users received an error message when they signed up, an empty newsfeed saying "Try Again" and features that were disabled that prevented their ability to share Tweets.

The outage peaked around 10 a.m. CET, but much of the service was restored at around 10:45 a.m. CET.

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