SAN FRANCISCO — For most viewers, the social media platform Twitter is down and experiencing a major widespread outage. Issues started with the service at around 7:05 a.m. Central time. Many users are reporting “over capacity” error messages and “This page is down” errors.
The outage issues affecting Twitter are on the web, mobile, and on the TweetDeck app.
Thousands of reports of issues with Twitter are active complaints on Downdetector. However, Twitter’s own status page claims “all systems operational.”
Despite the potentially disputed status, while you can get the website to load, there is no capability to log into the service. Also impacted is the access to tweets.
Thursday’s outage is the first major outage for the social media platform since February. A series of issues resulted in service going down twice in a week during that month. Users were unable to access the service in parts of the U.S.
Twitter representatives pinpointed the issue in February as a “technical bug that was preventing timelines from loading and tweets from posting.”
The latest issues come days after the social network filed a lawsuit against potential buyer Elon Musk, owner of Tesla and SpaceX. Musk planned to exit a $44 billion acquisition deal based on claims the platform failed to satisfy requests. The requests, which were not unreasonable, relate to information on the bot and spam activity on the platform.
The Musk issue has been ruled out as a potential cause of the outage.
Twitter outage resolved in less than an hour
Service was restored at 8:10 a.m. Central to some users. However, there are still some complaints of service outages.
Twitter Support tweeted that “we’re working to get it back up and running for everyone.”
A representative from Twitter told Heartland Newsfeed that the service should be fully operational later today.
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Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.