Twitter Was Down On Thursday
head of a social media summit at the White House, Twitter faced a technical issue, and users could not access the site.
On Thursday afternoon shortly before 3:00 p.m. EST, Twitter’s website gave users a blue screen that mentioned, “Something is technically wrong.”
The website Down Detector, which tracks website outages, initially had over 1,500 studies of issues, including from users in Virginia, Georgia and even the Netherlands complaining of errors. Inside minutes, the variety of studies climbed to greater than 40,000. A few minutes after that, it grew once more to over 47,000 reports.
“Thanks for noticing–we will fix it up and have issues back to regular soon,” the Twitter website mentioned.
Twitter confirmed on its status website that there was a lively incident, which was described as a service disruption. Twitter informed customers that the group was investigating the difficulty folks have been having with accessing the website and promised to maintain people updated on the situation.
A few weeks earlier, on July 3, Twitter customers posted on the social media website that they weren’t able to send direct messages. Others mentioned messages weren’t loading, and Twitter apologized for the inconvenience.
President Donald Trump regularly uses Twitter to communicate messages to both his supporters and critics; however, when it came to the social media summit, Twitter and Facebook weren’t invited.
On Thursday morning, Trump mentioned the social media summit on Twitter, which he labeled “very big and very important.” He defined that a big subject can be the “tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination, and suppression” that certain corporations practice.
“We’ll not let them get away with it much longer,” Trump posted on Twitter.