“Is Twitter down? Thousands of users complain of issues with social media website and app”
“Users have complained of a range of issues including disappearing timelines, and an inability to retrieve tweets. Rachel Flynn
8 hours ago”
“Thousands of Twitter users have reported problems with the social media platform this afternoon.
More than 5,000 people have complained of issues on the Down Detector site, including the inability to retrieve tweets, missing timelines and followers disappearing.
It is not clear what the cause of the problems is or how long they will last. Elon Musk said on Saturday afternoon that temporary reading limits would be applied for users “to address extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation”.
Verified accounts would be limited to reading 6000 posts per day, unverified accounts would be limited to 600 posts per day and new unverified accounts to 300 per day. He later posted that this will be increased soon to 8000 for verified, 800 for unverified and 400 for new unverified.
Reports of the outage began on Down Detector at 12:19pm and have continued throughout the day. Three hours later, the same issues persist and users were getting frustrated.
Some wrote on the outage monitoring site: “I can’t believe how long this has been going on for now,” and “This is just getting beyond a joke now.””