Twitter is down: check out what is happening

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Twitter, Inc. is a communications company that was founded in the United States and has its headquarters in San Francisco, California. A service that combines microblogging and social networking, is owned and operated by the company.

Twitter, Elon Musk

In the past, it managed the short-video app Vine as well as the live streaming service Periscope.

Twitter is currently unavailable and suffering from a significant outage. At approximately 8:05 AM Eastern Standard Time, problems began occurring with the service. Many users began receiving error messages stating “over capacity,” and some even received errors stating “this page is down.”


According to an outage tracking website, Twitter Inc. (TWTR.N) was unavailable for thousands of users across the globe on Thursday. This was the first time Twitter had experienced an outage since February.

According to the website, there were more than 50,000 instances of people in the United States reporting problems with them. Users in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, Ghana, Mexico, Brazil, and Italy, reported having problems as well.


The outage occurred just a few days after Twitter sued Elon Musk for violating his agreement to buy the company for $44 billion and asked a Delaware court to order the world’s richest person to complete the acquisition of Twitter.

Twitter, Elon Musk


Because of the outage, users were unable to log in to the microblogging site using their desktop computers or mobile phones beginning around 8:00 E.T.


It was unclear what caused the power failure in the area. The following error message was being displayed to users: “Tweets aren’t loading right now.”

Twitter, Elon Musk

A request for comment was sent to Twitter, but the company did not respond right away. However, the status dashboard for the company showed that all of its systems were operational.


The app was notorious for experiencing outages in its early years. The company used to use its popular “Fail Whale” illustration, which depicted a beluga being lifted by birds, to represent such incidents, but it stopped using the logo in 2013.


Those who were still able to access Twitter joked that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc., was to blame for the service being down. One user tweeted, “Elon Musk is responsible for the outage at Twitter.”


Before the opening bell on Thursday, shares of Twitter were trading slightly lower, at $36.60.

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