Twitter is experiencing an outage that has knocked out the service on websites and phones. The disruption appears to extend beyond the U.S. to at least parts of Europe as well as in Japan and other parts of Asia.
It wasn’t immediately clear what has caused the outage.
“We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter and we’ll keep you updated on what’s happening via our status page,” a company spokesperson emailed in a statement.
The Down Detector outage reporting site says the outage began at 2:46PM ET time; the number of reports at the site has has grown to around 70,000 .
Though Twitter itself is down, people went elsewhere on social media to weigh in. At Down Detector, a user iDisOrder wrote, “REMAIN CALM ~ PUT DOWN YOUR DEVICES AND INTERACT WITH YOUR NEIGHBOR!”
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