(CNN) — Twitter suffered a major crash this Thursday, with tens of thousands of users reporting problems using the social network, according to downdetector.
Outage reports began to increase around 8:00 a.m. ET, according to Downdetector, which tracks internet outages. An hour later, the number of reports had dropped a bit, but was still high.
For example, in the United States, at 7:41 am ET, there were just nine reports of problems on Twitter; however, minutes later, at 8:19 am ET, crash reports climbed to nearly 55,000. In Mexico, crash reports at 8:14 am ET numbered nearly 1,500. In Argentina and Colombia, for their part, more than 1,100 were accumulated at 8:17 am ET.
The cause of the outage is unclear. Twitter did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
The social network admitted at 9:10 a.m. ET that the platform was down and wrote that it was working to get it back up and running for everyone.
“Some of you are having trouble accessing Twitter and we’re working to get it back up and running for everyone. Thanks for sticking with us,” the Twitter Support account wrote in a tweet.
Some of you are having issues accessing Twitter and we’re working to get it back up and running for everyone. Thanks for sticking with us.
—TwitterSupport (@TwitterSupport) July 14, 2022
At the time the reports began, the failures consisted mainly in the fact that the platform did not load any tweets, both on the web page and in the mobile application.
This fall is given a turbulent context for Twitter. On Friday, Elon Musk decided to end his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter after weeks of doubts about the possibility of carrying out the operation. On Tuesday, Twitter’s legal team filed a lawsuit against Musk to force him to go through with the deal.
As of 9:00 am ET, Downdetector showed some improvement as some Twitter users were able to connect again.