Twitter Suffers Worldwide Outage, But Goes Back Online

( According to a report, the website version of Twitter appeared to stop working for thousands of people worldwide on December 28 but is now operating normally again.

Twitter users could access the social media platform via apps on their mobile or other devices, but many internet browser users could not log in.

According to websites that track real-time data on website outages, Twitter was intermittently unavailable for approximately two hours for about 10,000 users in the United States, Canada, Argentina, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, and Germany.

Elon Musk, who purchased Twitter for $44 billion in October, tweeted late Wednesday that the website worked for him.

The cause of the outage was unknown.

Reports show that since assuming control of Twitter, Musk has implemented several changes, including reducing the company’s workforce, introducing a paid subscriber service, and introducing a revised doxxing policy. It prohibits sharing real-time location information or links to external sources that share such data.

The latter decision was made shortly after Musk disclosed that a “crazy stalker” followed and climbed on top of a vehicle carrying his 2-year-old son in Los Angeles.

The doxxing policy states that any account that shares the real-time location of private individuals (excluding the user) will have their accounts temporarily suspended for an unspecified period. A second offense would permanently suspend the account.

Musk announced another change to the platform on scientific posts.

Musk wrote without specifics that the new policy is to follow the science, which necessarily includes reasoned questioning of the science.

He explained that anyone who claims that questioning them calls science into question could not be considered a scientist.

According to reports, Musk stated earlier this month that he would soon resign after launching a poll on December 18 asking if he should step down as Twitter’s CEO. The poll indicated that 57.5% of respondents supported Musk’s departure.

He later said he would resign as CEO as soon as he found “a fool to accept the position!” After that, he would only manage the software and server teams.

For sure, musk has made Twitter fun.