Social networking website Twitter goes down in global outage


PUBLISHED Mon, November 07, 2016 - 1:20am EST


The social networking website Twitter briefly went down on early Monday morning and appeared to be inaccessible to users around the world. Details about the cause of the outage were not immediately known. (more)





FOR LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook

The service went down at about 12:45 a.m. ET on Monday when Twitter's website, app and Tweetdeck service suddenly dropped offline. "This site can’t be reached. twitter.com took too long to respond," a browser message said.

Users in Europe, Asia and the United States all reported that they could not reach the website, indicating the the issue was affecting users around the world. Twitter came back online at about 1:15 a.m. ET.

The cause of Monday's outage was not immediately known and a spokesperson for Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comments. The company's Status page was also not updated during the outage.

Twitter, which has about 313 million active users around the world, frequently suffered technical problems in its early days but the service hasn't experienced a major outage in years.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





t="1"}   United States     

 

LEAVE COMMENTS



HAPPENING NOW


AROUND THE WEB




 

LIVE WIRE

Minnesota Amber Alert: Harlen Hulbert abducted from Minneapolis     19 hrs  

6-year-old Nataly Irias missing from West Palm Beach, Florida     3 days  

Car strikes pedestrians on Essex Street in Islington, London     3 days  

Alabama Amber Alert: Christian Perkins abducted from Gordo     3 days  

Shooting outside the Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip, 1 victim     3 days  



.
email alerts



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!



Happening Now

3 storm chasers killed in crash near Spur, Texas      8 hrs  

Peruvian Airlines plane bursts into flames at Jauja Airport in Peru     8 hrs  

North Korea preparing to carry out nuclear test - monitor      18 hrs  

Man with package prompts lockdown at the White House     18 hrs  

Minnesota Amber Alert: Harlen Hulbert abducted from Minneapolis     19 hrs  





More Live Wire