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Twitter was down for some users following latest round of layoffs

Twitter was down for thousands of users, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.

More than 4,500 users in the United States reported issues with accessing the social media site on Wednesday (1 March), according to Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources including user-submitted errors on its platform.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The social network's status page showed that all systems were operational.

Twitter, which was acquired by billionaire Elon Musk in a $44 billion takeover last year, suffered a major outage in December, leaving tens of thousands of users globally unable to access the platform or use its key features for several hours before services appeared to come back online.

Another outage last month hit more than 8,000 users.

It follows the latest wave of layoffs at the social platform over the weekend, which reportedly affected at least 200 people, or about 10% of its current workforce. Engineers working on machine learning and site reliability were among those let go, along with data scientists and product managers.

Twitter's workforce is now though to be under 2,000 employees, down from 7,500 in October when Musk took over.

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