Lockdown effect? Twitter hit by outages across parts of the Americas & Europe as users report issues with posting
Downdetector, which tracks service complaints via social media, reported that outages have been experienced by users in Europe the east coast of the US. The issue has also affected Brazil and Argentina, where most reports are coming from São Paulo and Buenos Aires.Also on rt.com We cannot allow Facebook and Twitter to use Covid-19 to launch their own coup d’état
Most of the users that flocked to the website to report the outage have been having difficulties with the Twitter website (43 percent), while 37 percent reported irregularities while using Twitter on IPhone and IPad.
It appears that many of the users were still able to access the social messaging platform, but were unable to complete basic operations – such as posting new tweets or replying to DMs – with some describing the service as “very sluggish and glitchy.”
Very sluggish and glitchy.I’m calling it a night now, and hoping but will be better when it’s rested its algorithms overnight.— Stewart Bint (@AuthorSJB) April 11, 2020
@Twitter@TwitterSupport are you having some outage or is my account messed up? My TL over last day is super sparse and not refreshing except for my own tweets and replies. Tried restarting app on my iPhone— Demian Godon (@dgodon) April 9, 2020
Yeah, it unfollowed two people I followed and deleted a comment of mine.— Cody Bannon (@thecodybannon) April 11, 2020
While it’s unclear what’s behind the latest outage, some say the site, which has been overwhelmed by messages during the coronavirus-induced lockdowns, just could not handle the avalanche of users.
I have received messages that say "Twitter is at capacity".Also so many bots. I could post that it's April 11, 2020 and a bot will come out and tell me it's not, and I have been brainwashed by the ”establishment”.~~sigh~~— Sandra... (@sandramarieceee) April 11, 2020
Problems started for Twitter even before the extended Easter weekend in the US and Europe. On Thursday and Friday, users reported similar issues with the platform, with the majority saying the website itself was malfunctioning, according to Downdetector.
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