Massive Global Outage Takes Twitter Offline. Cripples Login Access to Hundreds of Thousands of Other Sites.

Users around the world reported that the social media and microblogging platform Twitter (TWTR.N) was experiencing issues and was inaccessible and not working.

According to the website Down Detector, issues on the Twitter social media platform were first reported starting around 8 am EST (12 pm UTC)  for tens of thousands of users.

Users report while the main domain loads, it’s not possible to log into the service, access tweets on either the website, apps or the API.

Users globally are not able to login to the Twitter service.

The outage is also impacting millions of internet users who depend on Twitter’s Single-Sign-On service to use their Twitter account credentials to access hundreds of thousands of websites and services online. with the service reporting “Twitter is over capacity. Please, close this window and try again in a few moments.”

Twitter’s Tweetdeck API is also impacted by the outage.

Access to Twitter was restored after one hour.

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