Twitter down as users blocked from ‘accessing site and accounts in blackout’

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Twitter users are experiencing a major blackout and unable to access the website or their accounts, according to reports.

Users cannot tweet, check timelines and others can't log in or use the app.

The website displays an error message stating 'something went wrong' when using the search function, with the loading button failing.

Users in the US are having issues across the country, according to Down Detector.

Many people on the east and west coast of North America, including New York and Los Angeles, are affected.

For the UK and Europe, Twitter users are also unable to tweet or access their pages.

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Reports say those in London, the south east and northern parts of England have claimed they're experiencing the 'blackout'.

Twitter released a statement just before 2am confirming they are aware of an issue.

It's believed that the site began experiencing problems shortly after midnight and is still seeing the outage two hours later.

More than two-thirds of users claim they can't use the website, a small proportion say they receive an error message as well as not being able to sign in, forums state.

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