Twitter suffers embarrassing blackout amid post censorship controversy


Maybe they censored themselves.Twitter suffered a major crash Thursday night – telling users “something went wrong” when they tried to open their feeds.

For more than an hour, thousands of users reported having problems sending tweets or updating their calendar.

Service appears to have been at least partially restored for some accounts shortly after 7 p.m.

“We have no evidence that this outage was caused by a security breach or hack. We are currently investigating internal root causes and will share more soon, ”the company said in a statement posted on its website around 6:40 pm.

The epic failure comes a day after the social media giant took the unprecedented step of shutting down the Post’s main page while claiming, without evidence, that explosive reports of Hunter Biden’s emails were in violation of its “pirated material” policy.

Users started reporting issues with the platform around 5:00 p.m., with more than 57,000 complaints registered as of 5:51 p.m., according to DownDetector, a website that tracks these issues.

DownDetector’s outage map showed issues with Twitter around the world, though mostly focused in the United States.

Twitter’s API status site said around 5:56 p.m. it was “currently investigating this issue.”

“We know people find it difficult to tweet and use Twitter,” a Twitter spokesperson said in an email to The Post.

“We have no evidence of a security breach or hack, and we are currently investigating internal causes. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We’ll share more when we get it and tweet from @TwitterSupport once we can – stay tuned.


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