Tech Glitch Takes Twitter Offline
Daniyal Sohail 14 days ago Fri 16th October 2020 | 04:28 PM
Twitter went offline for almost two hours on Thursday, in an outage that the social media platform -- used by hundreds of millions worldwide -- blamed on a technical glitch
San Francisco, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Oct, 2020 ) :Twitter went offline for almost two hours on Thursday, in an outage that the social media platform -- used by hundreds of millions worldwide -- blamed on a technical glitch.
The company said there was no evidence that its security had been breached.
It marked a new setback for the company, which late Thursday altered its policies on hacked content after accusations of bias stemming from its decision to block a news report critical of Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden.
The California-based company tweeted earlier: "We had some trouble with our internal systems and don't have any evidence of a security breach or hack." According to downdetector.com, users on every continent had reported being unable to use the platform, but the outages were concentrated on the east and west coasts of the United States, as well as Japan.
The outage appeared to have started around 2130 GMT.
- Bias? - The Twitter shutdown came at a delicate moment. The company this week took the dramatic step of reducing the reach of a New York Post article critical of Biden, because of the possibility that the story was based on hacked information.
The decision drew a harsh rebuke from conservatives.
On Thursday Twitter said that, under changes to its Hacked Materials Policy, it would "no longer remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in concert with them." Thursday's outage was the latest technical breakdown to knock Twitter offline. The platform experienced an hour-long outage in July 2019, one lasting several hours a year ago and yet another last February.