Major outage hits Twitter service in US, parts of Europe

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By Gideon Adonai

 

Major outage distrusted Twitter service in the United States and parts Europe on Thursday.

Twitter down reports have been surging since past midday with users being hit with a ‘something went wrong try reloading’ error or a Twitter over capacity message when they try to access the site.

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According to independent outage monitor Down Detector, problems with Twitter began around 1pm UK time. Down Detector UK recorded a peak of around 98,000 reports of Twitter down, while downdetector.com registered a peak of over 50,000 reports of Twitter being down.

Down Detector is an independent outage monitor which tracks social mentions to spot an outage as soon as it hits.

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According to Down Detector stats, some 57 percent of users affected by today’s issues were experiencing issues with the Twitter app, while 38 percent had problems with the Twitter website.

Tweets seen by AF24NEWS confirmed the outage cases.

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