News & Politics

Worldwide Twitter Outage Leaves Users Unable to Express Their Outrage

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If you’re trying to read Donald Trump’s latest tweets, or tweet yourself, I’ve got bad news for you. Twitter is currently down. is reporting a huge spike in outage reports since late Thursday morning.

Twitter is currently aware of the “service disruption” problem and is trying to fix it. “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter. We will keep you updated on whats happening.”

Coincidentally, President Trump is hosting a social media summit at the White House, though Twitter, Google, and Facebook are not in attendance.

UPDATE: Reports of anti-conservative bias on social media have declined sharply since the outage began.😊

UPDATE 3:54 PM EDT: Twitter appears to be resolving the issue. Downdetector reports a decline in reports, but Twitter’s status page still reports a service disruption.

UPDATE 3:56 PM EDT: Twitter reports “The outage was due to an internal configuration change, which we’re now fixing. Some people may be able to access Twitter again and we’re working to make sure Twitter is available to everyone as quickly as possible.”