Twitter down for thousands of users - Downdetector

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(Reuters) -Thousands of Twitter Inc users were unable to access the social media platform on Monday, according to outage monitoring website (

As many as 18,000 users reported issues with the micro-blogging site, according to Downdetector, and several users took to Twitter to complain about the outage, using the hashtag "#twitterdown".

"Taking forever to load tweets on app and website," said a user with Twitter handle @WillontheRadio. (

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outages could have affected a larger number of users.

(Reporting by Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru;Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)