Twitter down for thousands of UK users as people fume over outage

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Twitter has crashed for thousands of Brits according to a website that monitors social media outages.

Downdetector recorded a spike of 1,344 outages at 6:32pm on Wednesday and continued to surge before 7pm.

An incident is only reported by Downdetector when the number of problem reports is significantly higher than the typical volume for that time of day.

Despite the issues social media users were still able to tweet their confusion at Twitter not being fully operational for them.

Someone tweeted at 6.55pm: "My Twitter is glitching so bad me thinks she’s abt to go down."

Dozens more took to the microblogging site to simply beg the question: "Twitter down?"

Of all the reported problems with Twitter on Wednesday evening, Downdetector noted that 57% were with the app, 39% with the website and 4% the feed.

Under the hashtag TwitterDown are GIFs, memes and chaotic videos laughing at the idea of people heading to Twitter to check whether it has crashed for them.

Potential new Twitter owner, tech billionaire Elon Musk, poked fun at the company last week with a snarky cartoon posted on the social media site.

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Musk had a £36billion offer for the site accepted a while ago, but the deal stalled last week after data regarding fake accounts on the site came to light.

Research found that less than 5% of the social media site’s users were made up of spam or fake accounts.

And Musk tweeted last week that the Twitter deal was “temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam / fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users”.

The confession caused the company to lost around 11% of its value.

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