16 October 2020 00:34
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According to DownDetector's Twitter outage map major problems were being experienced across the world, with more than 53,000 complaints at 2.45pm PT. Users in the UK, America and Australia were among those seeing issues. "Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing—we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon," Twitter reads on its own blog. The company added that there was no evidence that the outage was caused by a security breach or hack.
The social networking website Twitter went down Thursday in what appeared to be a global outage, but there's no evidence of a security breach, the company said. The outage lasted nearly two hours. The problems began at 5:35 p.m. New York time on Thursday when users were unable to send any new tweets. Although the website initially remained accessible, it began showing errors a short time later. "Error.
We're working to fix this issue as quickly as possible," the company said in a statement. "We have no evidence this outage is caused by a security breach or hack." Our free email newsletter sends you the biggest headlines from news, sport and showbiz Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Social network Twitter crashed on Thursday night leaving millions of users worldwide unable to send tweets for about two hours. Twitter users across the US and Great Britain say they are unable to send tweets following the glitch which also caused homepage feeds to go blank. The unexplained outage began at about 10.30pm on Thursday, according to data from Downdetector. One user wrote: "Is twitter broken or is it just me?". Twitter issued a statement saying it was working on the problem and did not believe the outage was due to any security breach. "Twitter has been down for many of you and we're working to get it back up and running for everyone," the statement said. The social media site seemed to be mainly restored by about 12.30am on Friday, after periodically returning before failing again over the course of the two-hour absence. Yesterday, Twitter temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's re-election campaign's account after it posted a video about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son that it said violated its rules. The video referred to a New York Post story from Wednesday that contained alleged details of Hunter Biden's business dealings with a Ukrainian energy company and said the former vice president had met with an adviser of the company. Twitter's Chief Executive Jack Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday saying "our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we're blocking: unacceptable." After Twitter imposed the restrictions, the US Senate Judiciary Committee moved to subpoena Dorsey. Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and Republican senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley said the committee will vote on sending the subpoena on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and plans to have Dorsey in front of the committee by Oct. 23. Senator Hawley also called for sending a subpoena to Facebook. "We're going to finally have an accounting that is long overdue," Graham said. "This to me crystallizes the problem better than anything I could think of." Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India. Twitter's website was down Thursday afternoon, with users who tried to visit the service greeted by an error message. A note on the company's status website showed that Twitter was investigating an irregularity with its application programming interface, or API. The company's mobile app also appeared to not be functioning properly. The service appeared to have been at least partially restored for some users around 7 p.m. ET, after being down for more than an hour. "Twitter has been down for many of you and we're working to get it back up and running for everyone," the company tweeted. "We had some trouble with our internal systems and don't have any evidence of a security breach or hack." The outage comes one day after Twitter and rival Facebook made the unprecedented editorial decision to limit the reach of a New York Post story that claims to show "smoking gun" emails related to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. The company suffered a major service failure earlier this year when the Twitter accounts of some of the most famous people in the country were compromised as part of an apparent bitcoin scam in July. Victims included Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. A spokeswoman for the company acknowledged that it was looking into issues. This story is developing, please check back for updates.