Twitter is down in global outage, not allowing new tweets

  • Twitter is down in global outage, not allowing new tweets

Twitter is down in global outage, not allowing new tweets

Twitter users reported broad problems accessing the service Thursday afternoon across the USA and parts of Europe.

It also happens to follow a day of intense criticism of the platform, for its efforts to quash the sharing of a New York Post story about Biden's son Hunter and his business dealings with Ukraine and China.

"Error. Something went wrong, but don't fret - it's not your fault", the message said.

According to DownDetector.com, reports of problems with Twitter began to spike at about 21:30 GMT.

When trying to tweet, users are now seeing "Tweet failed: Twitter is temporarily over capacity".

"We know people are having trouble tweeting and using Twitter", a company rep told Variety.

Twitter has experienced a major outage, with users across the world affected. On its status page, Twitter said it was investigating an "irregularity" involving its application programming interfaces (APIs).

When trying to access Twitter's website, users were seeing "Something went wrong" errors, as well as other messages stating that Twitter is aware of the problem and is working on restoring access.