Twitter’s service mostly restored after apparent global outage
Twitter earlier said it saw no evidence of a security breach or hack, but was investigating internal causes for the problems.
Twitter Inc. suffered an apparent worldwide outage on Thursday that lasted about an hour and a half, affecting users of its social network from New York to Sydney. Some service was restored and tweets began appearing again at about 7 p.m. New York time.
The company earlier said it saw no evidence of a security breach or hack, but was investigating internal causes for the problems. San Francisco-based Twitter had said on its status website it was looking into an “irregularity” with its APIs, the technology that lets different software systems interact with each other.
Most of you should be back to Tweeting. The outage was caused by a system change initiated earlier then planned, affecting most of our servers. We're working hard to bring Twitter back to normal and expect things to be fully resolved in 1-2 hours. We appreciate your patience.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 16, 2020
Downdetector.com, which tracks outages, received at least 50,000 reports about problems with the social media platform, starting at about 5:15 pm. The number of Twitter reports on the site had declined to less than 6,000 as of 7:03 p.m.