Twitter was hit by a significant outage on Thursday, with tens of thousands of users reporting issues using the social media site, according to Down Detector.
The reports of service interruptions appeared to begin spiking around 8:00 a.m. ET, according to Down Detector, which tracks internet outages. As of an hour later, the number of reports had tapered off somewhat but remained high.
The cause of the outage is not clear. Twitter did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
The outage comes during a fraught period for the company. On Friday, Elon Musk moved to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter after weeks of raising doubts about going through with the deal. On Tuesday, Twitter’s legal team filed a lawsuit against Musk to force him to move forward with the deal.
July 14, 2022 at 07:10PM