Twitter was still seeking to resolve an a priori global outage Thursday at around 5:50 p.m., a further disappointment for the social network entangled in its controversial management of a political article, in the midst of the campaign for the US presidential election.
“We know people have problems tweeting and using Twitter. We are trying to resolve this problem as quickly as possible, ”a spokesperson for the Californian group confirmed to AFP.
“Something went wrong, but don’t worry. Try again, ”the network told several users.
On the Downdetector site, reports of users banned from using the platform were coming in from all over the world, and more particularly from the east coast of the United States where it was 6:50 p.m. local time.
The outage appears to have started around 4:30 p.m.
“We continue to monitor the situation while our teams investigate. More updates to come, ”said the site’s application programming interface (API).
Twitter has suffered since Wednesday morning the anger of the American right and many observers, unhappy that the social network has decided to block the sharing of an article based on pirated documents and compromising for Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, given winning by most polls.