Is Twitter down? Users report widespread outage on February 7 - Dexerto
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Is Twitter down? Users report widespread outage on February 7

Published: 7/Feb/2020 21:44 Updated: 8/Feb/2020 0:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitter users are sounding off across the net that the popular social media platform is reportedly down, with real-time maps showing outages across the United States, Europe, and even Japan.

UPDATE: The global Twitter outage reported by users on February 7 has since been mended, with Twitter’s status page reporting that all systems are operational as of 2:50 PM PST.


The outage began at around 1:20 PM PST, with users’ timelines unable to load new content whatsoever.

For now, those faced with the outage are posting through platforms like Tweetdeck until the matter is sorted, although a concrete reason for the widespread issue has yet to be reported at the time of writing.

However, Tweetdeck itself also experienced problems just before the mass outage and was unable to publish posts for some. Luckily, posters were able to schedule Tweets to get around the error, although this issue seems to have spread to the official platform, at large.

 

A map from Downdetector shows a global visual of reported outages, with users across the world being affected by the sudden error.

So far, reports claim that the platform is only “partially” down, as users are still able to send Direct Messages, retweet posts, and search the site.

A probable explanation for the outage has since been released, with Twitter’s status page reporting that the site has identified the issue and is working to fix it. The matter is currently classified as a “Partial Service Disruption,” which may have been caused by an unspecified “irregularity.”

“We’ve identified the issue and are working to resolve now,” Twitter’s status reads. “The Twitter data team is investigating a possible system irregularity currently affecting all data products and real time APIs.”

Twitter later posted a humorous “test” post in response to the issue, giving a lighthearted tone to an otherwise surprising turn of events for the site.

Twitter’s status page updated around an hour later, stating, “All systems operational,” marking an official end to the unexpected outage.

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TikTok star Zoe Laverne under fire for allegedly kissing underage fan

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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TikTok star Zoe LaVerne is facing massive backlash after multiple videos surfaced of her allegedly kissing an underage fan. This comes days after leaked Instagram conversations from her ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt raised concerns of “very intense” interactions with an underage influencer.

A video on the ‘Def Noodles’ account featured a short clip showing the two. It was apparently only a short form of a much longer video showing more instances of the same behavior.

According to Def Noodles, LaVerne previously denied allegations of having a relationship with an underage person. This was in direct response to the allegations brought by Orlove’s hacked messages.

The video comes at a sensitive time for LaVerne, who was already getting heat for Orlove’s Instagram messages with VanPelt.

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Zoe LaVerne once again removed herself from Instagram after the latest allegations.

In them, Orlove’s leaked exchange shows that he “left (LaVerne) because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by whatsoever. It’s p**dophillia.”

Another message, this time from Orlove to LaVerne, shows he cut communication from her. “My lawyers will handle the rest,” he said in reference to the “toxic” breakup between the two TikTok personalities.

LaVerne, who deleted her Instagram in mid-September in response to a separate lip-syncing debacle, once again removed herself from the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a private fandom account known to be run by LaVerne, she gave a message to her fans for her renewed hiatus from Instagram after the videos came out.

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An Instagram message from a fan-account known to be run by LaVerne.

“Thank you for everything, really,” the account called ‘zlpfandom0.2’ wrote. “But for right now I don’t think I’ll be back on soial media again. I (still) have a lot to think about. I reall don’t wanna leave you guys but I’m tired of feeling this way. I’m tired of crying and hurting. It’s nothing but negativity to me anymore. I love you so much.”

LaVerne has over 17 million followers on TikTok and nearly 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s been featured in TikToks and videos with other online celebrities ranging from Terin Sottile and ex-boyfriend Zephan Clark.

If the move offline is permanent, it’s not known if LaVerne will publicly respond to the latest videos that are surfacing.