Millions of Twitter users have been denied access after the social media app suffered an outage on Thursday, June 14, across parts of the United States, Europe, and Africa.
According to Downdetector, an online platform that provides users with real-time information about the status of websites, the outage which appears to be global started around 12:45pm.
Thousands of users reported that the platform will not load feeds, searches, or profiles, leaving users who get their morning news from the bird in the dark.
Downdetector received about 54,822 reports and 60% of the outages reported to Downdetector say the Twitter app is failing this morning.
The desktop or browser site was down for 32% of users reporting issues and less than 10% flagged server connection problems.
However, UK Sun reported that the outage is not universal and some users do have access to the platform.
According to The Verge, this is the first major Twitter outage since a series of problems for the social network in February. Twitter was down twice in a week in February, with users unable to access the service in parts of the US due to a “technical bug that was preventing timelines from loading and Tweets from posting.”
These latest Twitter service issues come just days after the social network filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk, the world’s richest man. Musk is trying to exit a $44 billion acquisition deal based on claims Twitter has failed to satisfy requests for information on bot and spam activity on the platform.