The entire social media site went down for several minutes, and although it was quickly brought back online, users were unable to tweet or retweet anything for over an hour.
Those who tried to post received an error message stating that Twitter was “overcapacity,” or a simple note saying, “Oops, something went wrong.”
The “notifications” and “mentions” feeds were also not available.
The site continued to function periodically for a number of users. People in Australia, UK, and US have all reported issues.Twitter’s official status page said there was “no evidence of this outage. [was] caused by a security breach or hack. We are currently investigating internal root causes. ”
“The recent issue was caused by an unintentional change we made to our internal systems. Twitter should work for everyone in the next few hours. ”
The outage came just a day after Twitter took the unprecedented step of limiting the dissemination of a controversial New York Post article criticizing US presidential candidate Joe Biden, sparking outrage from conservatives and a debate over the how social media platforms should tackle disinformation in the lead. -until the American elections.
Twitter has blocked users from posting links to the story or photos of the unconfirmed report. People who attempted to share the story on the platform received a notice saying, “We cannot respond to this request as this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as potentially unsafe. “