Twitter is working again for many users after global outage

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Twitter Inc. was back online on Thursday after an hour-long outage prevented thousands of users around the world from accessing the social network’s website.

The outage affected nearly 2,000 users as of 1300 GMT, down from a peak of 50,000 incidents reported an hour earlier, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.

The incident comes days after Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) sued Tesla CEO Elon Musk for breaching his agreement to buy the company and asked a Delaware court to order the world’s richest person to complete the acquisition.

“Some of you are having trouble accessing Twitter and we’re working to get it back up and running for everyone. Thanks for sticking with us,” the social media company said in a tweet.

Twitter’s status panel showed that it was investigating the problem with some of its application programming interfaces. (https://

Twitter is hosted by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Web Services and started using Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) Cloud Platform as a secondary provider starting in 2018, according to analyst Brian Fitzgerald of Well Fargo Securities.

“It doesn’t seem to be a problem with their cloud providers, as other services are still running,” Fitzgerald told Reuters.

Twitter suffered another widespread outage in February that it blamed on a software glitch.

Other big tech companies have also been hit by outages in the past year, with a nearly six-hour outage keeping Meta (NASDAQ: META ) Platforms’ WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger out of reach for billions of users. in October.

Twitter, famous for its outages in its early years, used to use its popular illustration of a beluga being lifted by birds for such incidents, but ended use of the logo in 2013.

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Twitter shares were marginally lower at $36.51 on Thursday.

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