Twitter Website Is Back Up After Global Outage After Musks
The website version of the social media platform Twitter is back up after users around the world reported an outage on Wednesday.
The Elon Musk-owned site experienced interruptions for two hours beginning around 7 p.m. EST, according to Downdetector, which tracks website outages across the internet. It marked the first outage since Musk took over the site in October. Normally, Twitter users open the site to see a news feed, but instead, they saw a message that read, “Something went wrong, but don’t fret – it’s not your fault.”
Issues were reported in the U.S., Canada, across Europe, Argentina and the Philippines.
The app versions made for iPhones and Androids were seemingly unaffected by the outages.
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In the midst of the outage, Musk responded to Twitter users complaining that the site wasn’t working.
“Works for me,” he wrote.
Works for me
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 29, 2022
He later issued an update, “Significant backend server architecture changes rolled out. Twitter should feel faster.”
Users are concerned they could experience more frequent outages on the site due to Twitter laying off almost 75% of its staff and closing a major data center last month.
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