According to tracking sites Downdetector and Netblocks, thousands of Twitter users reported an outage on Wednesday, but the problem seemed to be resolved with lost tweets reappearing.

At the peak of the downtime, around 0035 GMT, DownDetector said that over 10,000 users had reported issues with the site, which is now controlled by the controversial billionaire Elon Musk.

AFP journalists in the United States and Asia were among those impacted.


However, less than an hour later, the number of reported problems had reduced to slightly more than 3,700.

“Twitter is experiencing international outages affecting the mobile app and features including notifications; incident not related to country-level internet disruptions or filtering,” Netblocks said in a tweet.

Under Musk’s leadership, Twitter has been troubled by chaos, with major job cuts, the restoration of banned accounts, and the banning of journalists critical of the South African-born entrepreneur.

In response to a user’s tweet questioning if Twitter was “broken,” Musk answered, “Works for me.”