- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 15, 2020

A day after censoring a New York Post story critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden, Twitter crashed Thursday afternoon for more than an hour and a half.

When trying to post messages or even just refresh their feeds starting shortly after 5:30 p.m. EDT, people would get an “over capacity” error message or an “oops, something went wrong” one.

Both Twitter’s own app and such third-party apps as Echofon also were not loading tweets or telling users that their Notifications or Feeds were empty.

Twitter service was restored around 7:15 p.m.

The company said the issue was internal and not the result of hacks or cyberattacks.



Twitter has been down for many of you and we’re working to get it back up and running for everyone. We had some trouble with our internal systems and don’t have any evidence of a security breach or hack,” the official Twitter Support account wrote.

According to commenters at the site DownDetector.com, Twitter was down worldwide as individuals in Mexico, Russia and the Middle East all said it wasn’t working in their countries.

Some people there did find humor in the juxtaposition of the previous day’s censorship feud with conservatives.

Twitter servers are backlogged as they try to scrub the system of all the old posts they allowed about an ‘unverified and salacious’ Russian dossier accusing Donald Trump. Because the fact that they allowed them would make them appear biased in light of their current censorship to protect the Bidens,” wrote a user identified as Steve Narova.

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