Though it likely has nothing to do with the ongoing Elon Musk/Twitter saga, the social media site appears to have gone conspicuously offline this morning around 8:15AM EST. As of the time of this blog post, it has not come back online. Several other people have confirmed to me that they cannot access the site.
While the outage is likely just run of the mill and worth chalking up to outages that sites have all the time, the fact that Twitter is in such focus right now can’t be overlooked.
DownDetector showed the outages reported in realtime:
Curiously, other sites didn’t show up as crashing at the same time (which usually happens when it’s an ISP or cloud problem). Instead, it appears to be isolated to Twitter and Tweetdeck. Here were the top services experiencing problems on Downdetector at the same time:
Those who went to login or access their Twitter page were greeted with the following error:
A window I already had open would not let me Tweet out a link to this article:
And Tweetdeck also appeared to not be working, showing a simple error code:
I’m certain this has nothing to do with the fact that both Twitter and Musk are going to be trying to prove, in court within weeks, that the site is not laden with spam and bots.
It has to be just a coincidence, right?
NSA likely hosts their servers and shut it down so they can clean it up to try and hide how integrated the govt is with Twatter.
If it stays down you are gonna be busy with this substack so us degenerates can stay in touch. 😉
I havn't had any problems with it the last hour or more, havn't been on it continually but no outages that I've noticed. On a NZ proxy (in NZ if Twitter is somehow going around it).
maybe this is Elon destroying it so he doesn't have to buy it
it happens man
What did we do before social media ? :)
This is the burying, burning and shredding of evidence that Twitter is run by the Intel community.
Just to ginger things up I think I might make a counter offer if only to discover the true value but make it subject to so many conditions that we can pull out easily. Oh but that's been already done ! Cheers Oliver.
Gab has also been down all morning. They're out to get us!
Back up after a 40 minute outage. Armageddon diverted.
Down for me too. Try www.harkster.com for good live news and newsletters.
I want to believe it’s because Darren Beattie spilled the beans on NYT’s Ray Epps whitewash. https://twitter.com/darrenjbeattie/status/1547396003690577921?s=21&t=MZYdsieCb9tios7KF92CSg