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Twitter experiencing frequent outages worldwide

19 May 2017

Both the Sun and Daily Mail today wrote about Twitter's outage problems in the United Kingdom and Japan, which later in the morning was followed up by problems in the U.S., and likely elsewhere.

Several users are reporting that they can not access the social network this afternoon.

Users worldwide began experiencing a technical glitch with tweets not loading and the timeline not refreshing.

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Twitter has experienced three other outages in 2017.

Twitter acknowledged the issue on its support account and said it is working on a fix. The issue was then resolved but bounced back after some time.

The error message displayed to users says that "something is technically wrong". "We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution." it also mentioned in the same tweet.

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Website users have been disproportionately affected while fewer reports of issues have been submitted for the mobile application.

We'll keep you updated as the situation progresses.

"Twitter went down for thirty seconds and I was more productive than I have been in 19 years", one wrote.

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Another speculated that it might be a Denial of Service or DDoS attack, though the intermittent nature of the outages would suggest this is unlikely to be the cause.

Twitter experiencing frequent outages worldwide