The short message service Twitter probably experienced a major disruption during the night. Users from all over the world reported problems with the social network. Twitter boss Musk countered ironically.

According to users from all over the world, Twitter has had problems accessing the short message service for hours. The DownDetector platform, which specializes in Internet failures, reported a significant increase in problems on Twitter on Thursday night. Users would no longer have been able to see their notifications and no longer be able to use other functions. It was one of the most serious technical disruptions to Twitter since Elon Musk took over the online service.

At the height of the disruption, DownDetector was reporting more than 10,000 complaints across the US around 05:00 GMT. In other countries, according to the platform, the number of complaints ranged from a few hundred to several thousand. The cause of the problems was initially unclear. In Germany, too, users reported failures of the short message service between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., as the platform “alle” shows.

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