Twitter suffered a major outage on Wednesday, disabling tens of thousands of users in all over the world to access the popular platform social network or to use its core features, for hours before it worked again.
Down Detector, a website that tracks Internet outages, reported that Twitter services were down for thousands of users on Wednesday.
More than 10,000 users have reported problems accessing the site social networking in the US at 7:40 pm ET. Some users have also complained that their Twitter notifications are not working.
According to Down Detector, around 2,500 Japanese and nearly 2,500 British were affected by the outage at its peak.
The site web he said that outage reports on Twitter dropped sharply by Wednesday night.
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. And the status page of the social network it shows that all systems are working.
During the outage, some users were not in able to access their Twitter accounts via computer desktop or laptop. The problem also affected the app mobile of Twitter and features, including notifications.
Musk: “It works for me”
A few attempts to log into Twitter showed an error message saying, “Something went wrong, but don’t worry, it’s not your fault. Let’s try again.” However, Twitter CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he still is in able to use the service.
“It works for me,” Musk wrote in response to a user who asked if Twitter was down.
The break comes two months after Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion, in an agreement marked by chaos and controversy.
Hundreds of Twitter employees quit in November, according to some estimates, including engineers responsible for fixing bugs and preventing outages.
Other big tech companies have also been hit by outages quest’year. In July, a nearly 19-hour outage at Rogers Telecommunications, Canada’s largest telecommunications company, shut down banks, transportation and logged millions of sites web governmental.
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