Twitter, the social media giant with 330 million active users, appeared to be coming back online after reports of a worldwide outage on Thursday morning, according to the website Downdetector, which tracks internet disruptions.
Twitter did not immediately respond to request for comment. Downdetector recorded more 54,000 reports of outages on the social media platform by around 8:15 a.m. Eastern time.
The company is in the middle of a high-profile legal battle with the billionaire Elon Musk, who agreed in April to buy the company for $44 billion, but said last week that he intended to walk away from the deal. Twitter sued Mr. Musk on Tuesday to force him to complete the deal.