Twitter re-established itself last night following a technical issue with a social media platform used by millions of people around the world.
The company, which has been avoiding biased allegations for the past two days over a decision to block a news report criticizing Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden, has suffered a setback.
“We continue to monitor the problem and things seem to be back to normal,” Twitter’s application programming interface site Irish Time said at 1.11am.
The California-based company previously tweeted: “We had some issues with our internal systems and no evidence of security breach or hacking.”
According to Downdetector.com, users across the continent were reported to be unable to use the platform, but ages tages are concentrated along the east and west coasts of the United States and Japan.
It seems that the breakdown started around 10.30 pm.
The Twitter shutdown came at a very beautiful moment. The company took dramatic action this week to reduce the scope of the New York Post article criticizing Mr Biden, with harsh reprimands from conservatives.
Yesterday’s crash was the latest technical crash to hit Twitter offline. The platform experienced an hour-long crash in July 2019, one lasting several hours a year ago, and another last February.
Hacking attacks on popular social media platforms like Twitter are of more concern.
Leading Americans hacked their Twitter accounts in July, including former President Barack Obama, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Tesla boss Elon Musk.
The attack targeted at least 130 accounts, and the intruders tricked people into posting tweets and sending $ 1 million in bitcoin, which is thought to be double the amount sent.
Twitter targeted employees for personal passcodes to gain access to the company’s internal systems against many people between the ages of 17 and 22.
In September 2019, Twitter was hit by a short but embarrassing attack: the account of its founder Jack Dorsey was hacked and false and offensive messages were posted from it.