Here's Why Twitter Experienced a Worldwide Outage

Cheryl Sanders
July 13, 2019

"Some people may be able to access Twitter again and we're working to make sure Twitter is available to everyone as quickly as possible", the update reads.

Social Media platforms have been having a rough summer, and now the one place to go and complain about your chosen platform being down, Twitter, is having issues.

The site claims the disruption was due to an "internal configuration change".

Outage tracking website Downdetector.com showed that there are almost 50,000 incidents of people across the globe reporting issues with Twitter, Reuters reported.

Once Twitter service was restored, the downtime was an immediate subject of tweets.


At the time of publishing this article; Twitter was down.

"We are now investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter".

It's the second notable outage for Twitter this month.

According to Twitter's outage map displayed on DownDetecter, the scale of this outage can be seen affecting users in the Japan, United States and Europe including Italy, Spain, Germany France, Norway, and the United Kingdom.

"We were down. and now slowly coming back up".


UPDATE: Reports of anti-conservative bias on social media have declined sharply since the outage began.

We would tell you to retweet this story to "help save a life", but obviously you can't (because Twitter is down).

The outage map on Downdetector showed the problem extending across the globe.

Twitter crashed for users around the world this afternoon. On July 3, a technical glitch prevented Instagram users worldwide - as well as Facebook and WhatsApp users - from sharing or accessing photos and videos for much of the day.


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