Twitter was down for thousands of users across the globe on Thursday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.
As of 2.34pm, testing showed the platform was also not available from South Africa.
There were more than 27 000 incidents of people reporting issues with Twitter in the US, according to Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources.
Users in other countries including the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil and Italy also reported Twitter not working.
It was not immediately clear what caused the outage. Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Twitter in February suffered an outage that had disrupted services for several thousands of its users. Later, it said it fixed a software glitch in its micro-blogging website.
Some of you are having issues accessing Twitter and we’re working to get it back up and running for everyone. Thanks for sticking with us.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 14, 2022
The outage comes days after Twitter sued Tesla CEO Elon Musk for violating his US$44-billion deal to buy the company and asked a Delaware court to order the world’s richest person to complete the merger at the agreed $54.20 per Twitter share. — Yuvraj Malik, (c) 2022 Reuters
- Update: Twitter was accessible from South Africa again shortly before 3pm