Twitter Suffers Global Outages on Website, Social Media App (TWTR)

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Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) said late on Tuesday that its users were unable to access the social-networking site and its dashboard management platform TweetDeck, with an outage that affected users worldwide, with those in Britain, Japan, and West Coast of the U.S. worst affected.

“You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We’re currently working on a fix, and should be back to normal soon”, the company said on its system status page, without giving further details.

During the outages, which appear to have began trickling in around 8 p.m. ET., Tweetdeck redirected users to the standard Twitter screen. The redirection was received with frustration by users with one commenting: “Twitter do you know how to even fix things because your app is still not working properly.”

Outage monitoring website, Outage Report received more than 4,000 Tweetdeck reports of the incident, originating from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, as well as 68 more countries.

A Twitter representative had earlier told Reuters that the company was investigating issues with TweetDeck, which is commonly used by journalists and other content creators as a free web-based tool to monitor news trends and manage content from multiple accounts.

Stock Price Action

Twitter shares were trading down by 0.75 percent at $39.93 at the time of publication Wednesday. Previous close: $41.20.

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