Outage: Twitter is down right now

Twitter Inc users in Kenya are reporting broad problems accessing the service Friday morning across as from 0100HRS.

Users cannot tweet, refresh page or load new tweets.

Users in other parts of the world, in the U.S. and parts of Europe are also reporting the same.

A notice posted on Twitter’s status page at 5:56 p.m. ET said the company was “Investigating Irregularity with Twitter APIs.”

According to DownDetector.com, reports of problems with Twitter began to spike just after 5:30 p.m. ET, and soared to over 45,000 by 5:42 p.m.

This outage might not be the first one today, a Twitter user told Ekoroi.com that he noticed something strange with the social networking app earlier in the night.

‘I noticed that Twitter was behaving abnormally a few minutes past 8 pm, East African Time’, the Kenyan on Twitter (KoT) said.

Some users in US had stated that the company was deliberately slowing down the app in order to cool down the political temperatures over the exposé of the son of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Photos of Hunter Biden in compromising situations leaked online.

The other scandal is where the younger Biden was reported to have asked for a USD10 million (Sh1 billion) bribe from a Chinese businessman so as to arrange a meeting with his father while he was Vice President.

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