BREAKING NEWS: Twitter is down! Thousands of users around the world report a blackout has hit their website and smartphone app

  • Twitter has gone down for thousands of users around the world
  • The outage mainly hit the US, with some users reporting issues in the UK
  • Website and smartphone apps down, but some users still have access
  • Many users say they can’t share tweets or refresh the news feed

Twitter is down for thousands of users around the world, preventing them from sharing tweets, seeing notifications or updating the news feed.

Over 50,000 users have reported issues to Down Detector, which monitors websites and online services.

An outage map shows that the issues are primarily with US users, with some experiencing issues in the UK and Japan, as well as other parts of the world.

Down Detector shows that the outage began after 5 p.m. ET and is affecting the website and iOS and Android apps.

Although the site is still accessible, users receive an error message stating “Nothing to see here-yet”.

Outage map shows outage impacting more US users, with some having issues in the US and other parts of the world

Twitter’s official site status page shows it is investigating a “ Twitter API irregularity. ”

Although the website is still accessible, many users see “Error. Something went wrong, but don’t worry – it’s not your fault”, but not all features work properly.

The outage occurred hours after President Donald Trump’s campaign account was locked out.

Trump has now threatened to revoke protections on Twitter and Facebook’s Section 230 – which prevent them from being sued for content posted on their platforms.

Although the website is still accessible, many users see

Although the website is still accessible, many users see “Error. Something went wrong, but don’t worry – it’s not your fault, but not all features work properly

Twitter's official site status page shows it is investigating a `` Twitter API irregularity. ''  Some users are so frustrated that they think it's best to shut down Twitter completely

Twitter’s official site status page shows it is investigating a “ Twitter API irregularity. ” Some users are so frustrated that they think it’s best to shut down Twitter completely

The outage occurred hours after President Donald Trump's campaign account was locked out.  Trump has now threatened to revoke protections on Twitter and Facebook's Section 230 - which prevent them from being sued for content posted on their platforms.

The outage occurred hours after President Donald Trump’s campaign account was locked out. Trump has now threatened to revoke protections on Twitter and Section 230 of Facebook – which prevent them from being sued for content posted on their platforms.

But after 5 p.m. ET, Trump wasn’t the only one who couldn’t use the platform properly.

Reports continue to skyrocket on Down Detector, even though Twitter’s status page shows everything is up and running.

In addition to leaving thousands of frustrated users on Thursday night city halls in a duel between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden – and many people around the world have planned to scroll Twitter for the latest updates on events.

The two will be answering questions in different cities on different networks: Trump on NBC Miami, Biden on ABC Philadelphia.

Although the site is still accessible, users receive an error message stating

Although the site is still accessible, users receive an error message stating “Nothing to see here – yet”

This is the second outage on Twitter this month – the previous one was just October 1.

This incident also saw more than 50,000 reports from users on Down Detector, who lived in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Many users received an “ error message ” when signing in, along with a blank news feed that only reads “ try again ” and features disabled, which hampered their ability to share tweets.

The peak of the outage hit around 10 a.m. ET, but much of the service was restored around 10:45 a.m. ET.

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