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Twitter Goes Down For Many Across The World

Twitter said Thursday some users could not access the messaging service amid reports of an outage in some parts of the world.

“We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter,” a spokesperson said in an email. “We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening.”

The monitoring website DownDetector showed a series of outage reports starting at 1846 GMT, concentrated in Europe, North America and Japan.

Users trying to access Twitter saw a message saying “Something is technically wrong.”

The outage occurred as President Donald Trump convened what he called a “social media summit” where conservative critics of Silicon Valley were expected to voice grievances.

Trump, who has more than 60 million followers on Twitter and uses the platform extensively, nonetheless has complained that it suppresses some political viewpoints.

Earlier this month Facebook experienced an outage of several hours due to what the company said was a bug triggered by a maintenance operation.

Twitter is the latest major social media network to go down over the past month.

According to DownDetector.com, users started to report problems accessing Twitter’s website and mobile apps around 11:46 a.m. PT.

Twitter displayed an error page stating “Something is technically wrong” when you try to access it. TweetDeck appeared to be down as well.

This outage is the latest in a series of major service disruptions throughout the summer. Earlier on Thursday, Reddit went down for desktop users for a few hours. Facebook, along with Instagram and WhatsApp, stopped working properly for a period of nearly 12 hours last week.

Normally people would take to Twitter to complain when their social network of choice is down. With Twitter down, even we don’t know where to complain about an outage.

We’ll be monitoring the Twitter outage and will update this post with the latest on the disruption.

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