Just Because It's Trending Doesn't Mean It's True

Twitter Seems To Be Down

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:26:12 Z)

UPDATE: seems like Twitter is back up and apologizing for the inconvenience. Hey, no big deal Twitter, we all have technical problems sometimes!


The popular Twitter social media site and service appears to be down for many users this morning. There are scattered reports of people still able to reach the site but many others are saying they are presented with a blank screen when trying to visit http://twitter.com.


Source: http://downdetector.com/status/twitter

Twitter's own status page makes no report of the downtime as of the time of publication: http://status.twitter.com/

Popular downtime tracking website downforeveryoneorjustme.com is also reporting the site is down:

It's not just you! http://twitter.com looks down from here.

We'll keep an eye on the situation. Come back here for updates, since checking our twitter account @LeadStoriesCom is probably not possible...

About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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