(San Francisco) Twitter was still trying to fix an a priori global outage at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, another setback for the social network that had become entangled in controversial handling of a political article in the midst of the campaign for the US presidential election.
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at 6:33 PM
Updated at 7:02 PM
“We know people have problems tweeting and using Twitter. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible, ”a California group spokesperson told AFP.
“Something went wrong, but don't worry. Please try again ”, the network told several users.
The Downdetector site received messages from users who were prohibited from using the platform from all over the world, particularly from the East Coast of the United States, where it was 6:50 PM local time.
The outage appears to have started around 5:30 PM.
“We will continue to monitor the situation while our teams investigate. There will be more updates to come, "said the site's Application Programming Interface (API).
Twitter has been suffering the wrath of the US right and many observers since Wednesday morning, unhappy that the social network has decided to share an article on based on illegal documents and compromise for Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for president, according to most polls winner.