Twitter Down For Millions After Platform ‘Outage’

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Twitter was down for millions of users on Monday evening with many still experiencing problems early on Tuesday.

The issues appear to be affecting those accessing the site from a desktop rather than the mobile app, with the first reports of problems coming at around 11pm, according to DownDetector.

The crash detection site also reported the outages were primarily in Manchester, Birmingham and London.

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DownDetector specialises in the reporting of a website issue when the volume of ‘problem reports’ is significantly higher than standard traffic for that time of day.

According to The Mirror, one user said: “Twitter’s working on my phone but not on my computer. Kinda perplexed.

“At this point, I’m afraid to post my replies cause I don’t know if people will have them in double, thrice or not have them at all.”

Another wrote: “It’s down all over Europe. Thanks to VPN’s it’s possible to access Twitter from, for example, the US.”

A third said: “Twitter desktop has been down for like 4 hours, she’s so gone, I miss her!”

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This latest outage comes after last month, Twitter went down and left more than 22,000 users without access.

Some users searched for answers to the problem and decided perhaps Elon Musk could be behind it.

They said: “I wonder if they are updating the website to get rid of bots etc or maybe Elon Musk broke it.”

Another asked: “Has Musk killed Twitter?”

Twitter is allegedly suing Elon Musk for violating the £36.5billion deal to buy the site.

The social media giant has asked a court to order the Tesla CEO to complete the merger at the agreed $54.20 per Twitter share, according to a court filing.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.