Social media platform Twitter was down for thousands of users across the globe on Thursday, its first such outage since February, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.
The outage comes days after Twitter sued Elon Musk for violating his $44 billion deal to buy the company and asked a Delaware court to order the world’s richest person to complete the takeover.
The outage began around 8:00 ET and prevented users from logging into the micro-blogging site on desktops and mobile phones.
It was not clear what caused the outage. Users were getting an error message: “Tweets aren’t loading right now.” Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but its status dashboard indicated that all systems were operational.
The company had suffered another widespread outage in February that it blamed on a software glitch
Twitter shares were marginally down at $36.60 before the bell on Thursday.
Users have since taken to the platform since it came back up to make light of the outage with different memes.
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— PELS YEAR. BBN (@pelsyear) July 14, 2022
Me apologizing to my internet after blaming it for twitter being down: pic.twitter.com/6tuKOWWPjD
— Hemant (@Sportscasmm) July 14, 2022
Twitter is down
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