Twitter users reported a global outage shortly after Elon Musk shuttered a Sacramento data center.
Internet watchdog Downdetector said the disruptions mainly affected the users of its desktop computer site.
However, several faced similar issues with the company’s mobile app.
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The reason for the outages was unclear immediately.
Some complained about being logged out of Twitter, while others reported being unable to view replies to their tweets but still having access to other parts of the service.
Another issue was that some users were shown error messages when scrolling through their timelines on the home page of Twitter.
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Downdetector reported that the outages started around 7 pm Eastern time.
As users reported these failures, the hashtag #TwitterDown trended on the site.
Director of Research at NetBlocks, an internet monitoring service, Isik Mater said: “The problems with Twitter exhibit in multiple countries and are widespread.
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“The platform API is affected, which serves the mobile app as well as many aspects of the desktop site,” referring to the interface on which Twitter operates.
Mr. Musk who took over the firm last October said the site remained operational “even after I disconnected one of the more sensitive server racks.”
The billionaire has focused on cutting Twitter’s costs by nixing vendor contracts, firing staff, and downsizing the company’s real estate footprint.
Source: The New York Times
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