Twitter Is Down: Users Report Widespread Outage

It’s not just you: Twitter’s website and apps were down Thursday morning in an apparent widespread outage, according to user reports across the U.S.

According to monitoring site Downdetector, user reports of problems at Twitter began to spike just after 8 a.m. ET., with more than 54,000 issues reported as of 8:19 a.m. In the U.S., problem reports were highest in L.A. and New York, according to Downdetector.

Twitter’s app and site were displaying a message saying, “Something went wrong. Try reloading.” Twitter also appeared to be logging users out of their accounts, and when they tried to log back in, were shown an error message that said, “Oops, something went wrong. Please try again later.”

A company reps said in an email that the company was looking into the issue. Twitter’s API status page indicated that all systems were operating normally.

Most recently, Twitter experienced similar problems on Feb. 17, coming less than a week after another an hourlong outage the company ascribed to a “technical bug” that was preventing timelines from loading and tweets from posting.

Twitter’s outage Thursday comes as it’s in the midst of a legal fight with Elon Musk. On July 12, Twitter filed a lawsuit against Musk, seeking to force the world’s richest person to consummate his $44 billion acquisition deal for the company. Musk has questioned Twitter’s longstanding claim that spam and fake accounts are less than 5% of total active users and said he was nixing the deal over Twitter’s alleged inability to prove the metric. Twitter, in its lawsuit, says the spam/bot issue is a red herring and that Musk is backing out because the stock market decline has made the deal more expensive for him personally.

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