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Twitter offline for longest time in years — Analysis

Social media giant Facebook was out of action for over an hour. This affected users around the globe.

On Thursday, Twitter, the social media platform that is so popular around the globe went down completely for approximately 45 minutes. It was its longest outage for many years. Users received a range of error messages.

It hasn’t provided any explanation for the long outage which started at 8:05 ET. All Twitter products were affected – web, mobile, and the TweetDeck app – even as Twitter’s own website, which remained online, claimed “All systems are operational.” 

The company acknowledged the problem an hour after the initial reports of an outage, tweeting “we’re working to get it back up and running for everyone.” It was the platform’s first lengthy outage since February, when the service went down twice in one week due to a “Technical bug

Twitter sued Elon Musk, a billionaire and Delaware Court of Chancery on Tuesday. He tried to cancel the April 44% billion deal. The company’s lawyers called his efforts to cancel the agreement “Both invalid and wrongful,” declaring they would attempt to “After satisfying the remaining conditions, the court will compel the merger to be completed.”

Twitter accused Musk of acting like a spoiled child, suggesting that he believes that he – “unlike every other party subject to Delaware contract law – is free to change his mind, trash the company, disrupt its operations, destroy stockholder value, and walk away.” Twitter stock had plunged 34% below its value at the time Musk agreed to buy the company.

The world’s richest man announced the deal was off on Friday, claiming the social giant had failed to comply with its “Contrary obligations,” specifically by declining to reveal the percentage of bot and spam accounts on the platform.

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