Twitter down for thousands as users unable to access social media giant

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    Social media site Twitter has gone down, leaving millions of users unable to access the site.

    According to Down Detector, the outage started around 9.55am.

    The outage appears to be worldwide, with more than 5,000 reports flooding in to the website where outages are reported.

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    Users accessing via the web are greeted by a blank timeline, while the mobile app isn't working at all.

    Web users are currently only able to see the initial message new users see when joining the site.

    It states: "Welcome to Twtter.

    "This is the best place to see what’s happening in your world.

    "Find some people and topics to follow now."

    Earlier this week, a former Twitter engineer shed some light as to why the social media site is going down or having more issues on a regular basis since tech billionaire Elon Musk took over.

    It was thought, as of two days ago, that Musk had sacked more than half of the site's staff with around 3,750 of those leaving within days of him buying the company for around £37 million last year.

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    Saager Jha, who left the company in May, 2022, said: "It used to be that you’d see smaller things fail, but now Twitter is going down completely for certain regions of the world.

    "When serious things break, the people who knew the systems aren’t there anymore.”

    The last outage was on February 15, with engineer Leah Culver taking to the site to admit that it was actually her fault.

    She tweeted: "Welp, I just accidentally took down Twitter.

    "You can blame @Elonmusk if you like though."

    She did not clarify exactly how she temporarily killed off the social media site, but she turned it back on shortly after.

    As of 11am, the micro-blogging site is still not live, and Twitter has not commented publicly on the outage.

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