Protesters reacts as Twitter shut down for over two hours, as they come online and offline against police brutality and extrajudicial killings on Thursday night.
It was reported that the social media platform used by hundreds of millions worldwide is one of the major information-sharing platforms used for the #EndSARS campaign.
Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey, has been consistent in his support for the #EndSARS protests by sharing links on how to make donations to the campaign.
The outage seems to have started around 09:30pm before it was restored around past 12am on Friday.
“We are continuing to monitor the issue, and things appear to have returned to normal,” Twitter’s application programming interface site said on Friday.
The California-based company had tweeted earlier, “We had some trouble with our internal systems and don’t have any evidence of a security breach or hack”
However, Twitter users expressed concerns over the technical breakdown of the social media application.
Actress Kate Henshaw tweeted, “Twitter oooo!!!! What happun???? You people crashed a whole app! I fear who no fear una. #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutalityNigeria.
Also, comedian, @mrmacaronii, tweeted, “Twitter crashed and some people started sending me DMs and mentions on Instagram. So una dey the app?? Some people even find me go Facebook. ‘Baami! Won ti pa Twitter oooo. Kini way forward bayi’ #EndSARS.”
A Facebook user, Ada Bekee, also wrote, “Have they shut down Twitter? I have been trying to refresh to no avail.”