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Why Is Twitter Down Today?

Rebecca Greenfield

Yes, Twitter isn't working right now, and, yes, Twitter is working to fix it. Confirming disruption reports on Down Right Now, Twitter has acknowledged an outage that began in the 10 o'clock hour Eastern time on its Status Page blog and is doubling down on a fix: "Some users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue," reads the notice. Twitter's API status update page also shows service disruptions for many functions:

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So that's a lot of things going wrong, and while Twitter hasn't yet offered a specific reason for the disruption, that breakdown above makes it look like a server-capacity issue. Neither the desktop, Tweetdeck, or iPhone apps for Twitter are working here at The Atlantic Wire. We've reached out to Twitter for more clarity and will update this post with any developments.