X, formerly Twitter, down in Pakistan

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Web Desk
The new logo of Twitter is seen in this illustration taken, July 24, 2023. — Reuters
The new logo of Twitter is seen in this illustration taken, July 24, 2023. — Reuters

The popular social media site X, formerly Twitter, is inaccessible to hundreds of users across Pakistan.

Real time internet and social media outage and monitoring service, Downdetector.pk, reported the X outage across the country around 9pm. 

Users on X were unable to view posts on the social media site as the message "this site can't be reached" appeared whenever they tried to load it. 

According to Downdetector, at least 185 reports of outage were received at 9:01pm, which by 9:24pm, soared to 239.

— Down detector
— Down detector

Meanwhile, cyber security watchdog, NetBlocks, also confirmed the outages citing the "live metrics" which showed a new national-scale disruption to X Pakistan. 

The country has been facing frequent internet and social media site outages recently, especially for a couple of months during the ongoing situation in the wake of general election 2024. 

Last month, netizens complained about their inability to connect to social media sites including X, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and streaming giant YouTube, while Google services as well as internet service provider PTCL also faced disruptions. 

Individually, X was hit by global outages in May, 2023, after huge number of complaints were been submitted by the users across the world.