Twitter is back after a major outage2022-07-14 17:33 by Daniela
Twitter went down for around 40 minutes this morning, in a major outage for the social network. Issues started with the service at around 8:05AM ET, with many users reporting "over capacity" error messages, and even errors saying "this page is down." The issues affected Twitter web, mobile, and even the company's TweetDeck app.
The outage reports came from across the U.S. and particularly in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, according to Downdetector which logs issues reported by users. It was also down in the U.K., Mexico, Brazil and Italy, according to Reuters.
The issue was caused by a problem with Twitter's internal systems, according to the company. "And we're back!" the company wrote in a tweet at 12:37 p.m. ET. "Twitter should be up and running as expected - sorry for the interruption."
The outage comes during a fraught period for the company. On Friday, Elon Musk moved to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter after weeks of raising doubts about going through with the deal. On Tuesday, Twitter's legal team filed a lawsuit against Musk to force him to move forward with the deal.
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