Twitter finally struck a blow against doomscrolling.
Everyone’s favorite time suck went down Thursday afternoon, preventing — at least at the time of this writing — its users both from tweeting and from reading about how the world is crumbling around them. According to Downdetector, which is owned by Mashable parent company Ziff Davis, reports of problems began trickling in around 2:12 PST.
We reached out to Twitter for comment, and a spokesperson confirmed that all is not right in Twitter Land.
“We know people are having trouble Tweeting and using Twitter,” wrote the spokesperson. “We’re working to fix this issue as quickly as possible.”
At the time of this writing, the Twitter status page shows this as an “Active Incident.”
So enjoy your freedom from the never-ending onslaught of bad news while it lasts because it certainly won’t last long.
UPDATE: Oct. 15, 2020, 3:26 p.m. PDT: This story has been updated with a comment from a Twitter spokesperson, and the “Active Incident” label from the Twitter status page.