Is Twitter down? Service appears to return after outage

FILE - The logo for Twitter appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Nov. 29, 2021. Twitter claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in Delaware, that Musk's outlandish and bad faith actions have caused the social media platform irreparable harm and sank its stock price. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) (Richard Drew, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Twitter appears to be returning for some users after experiencing an hour-long outage that affected both its app and website on Thursday.

Individuals attempting to use the social media platform were met with a message saying “Tweets aren’t loading right now. Try again.” According to Downdetector, users began reporting the outage around 8 a.m. EDT. About an hour later, the service began to return.

Twitter’s own status page offered no information during the outage, showing only the message “All Systems Operational.”

The global outage came at a tumultuous time for Twitter, which has sued billionaire Elon Musk in an attempt to force him his $44 billion purchase of the company.

Twitter was infamous for outages in its early days but as it grew the problems became less common. Still, it suffered outages earlier this year, in February.

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