A keyboard is placed in front of a displayed Twitter logo in this illustration taken February 21, 2023. (Image: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
Twitter was hit by a global outage that is preventing thousands of users from accessing the social media platform. Many users complained of seeing the “Cannot retrieve tweets” error message when they try to view or post tweets. Some users also reported seeing a “Rate limit exceeded error message.”
Addressing the outage, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said that they have “applied temporary limits” on their users.
However, Twitter has not yet provided any explanation for the cause of the problem. We will update this report as soon as we hear from them, so keep checking back for more information.
According to Down Detector, a website that tracks online service disruptions, over 4,000 reports of issues with Twitter have been logged so far.
Over 3,500 reports on Down Detector. (Express image)
Following the momentary outage, thousands of users took to the micro-blogging site to share their experiences. Some shared memes that showed Twitter chief Elon Musk busy working towards restoring the platform. Many of the tweets were hilarious posts that ranged from comical memes on the outage featuring popular K-pop stars and comedians.
The outage which was reported, however, was not witnessed by many users across the globe. We at indianexpress.com faced the outage, however, colleagues stationed at nearby locations informed us that the platform was working fine. This outage seems to be limited to a certain geographical area.
This is the third time that the platform is facing an outage. On March 6, it was reported that Twitter experienced a ‘bevvy’ of glitches as links stopped working, some users were unable to log in and images were not loading for others. Similarly, on February 8, it was reported that many Twitter users found themselves unable to tweet, follow accounts or access their direct messages as the Elon Musk-owned platform experienced a slew of technical problems.
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