The short message service Twitter was affected by a far-reaching disruption on Thursday afternoon. Numerous users reported a failure on online platforms such as alle disturbances.de. According to the British “Guardian”, it was one of the largest failures in years.
As of 1:55 p.m., Twitter has been unavailable to users around the world on both desktop and mobile, according to data from downdetector.co.uk, a website that collects outage reports from various sources. Anyone who tried to open Twitter via a link only received the error message: “This page does not work.”
According to the website, as of 2:30 p.m. (CEST), more than 54,000 people in the United States reported problems with the social network. It was also reported in other countries such as Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil, Italy and Germany that Twitter was not working normally. About an hour later, Twitter was available again on desktop and mobile.