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Gulf Today Report
Twitter users experienced serious disruptions to service late on Friday in the UAE.
The site was functional after an hour of disruption.
Several people reported that they could not see photos and tweets.
A user wrote on DownDetector, a site that monitors the ups and downs of Twitter, “All my twitter accounts are locked and I can't get it at needs to be fixed asap I need my accounts.”
Rebecca Hymers said, “It says my follows disappeared and I unfollowed everyone. W** Twitter, get your s*** together.”
tazzie48 said, “ I cant sign out twitter wont let me sign out @TwitterSupport and im suspended twitter is keeping me hostage send help.”
On the other hand, the number of Twitter users in Myanmar have risen after the new military junta banned Facebook in the name of ensuring stability.
Users said the social media network had become unavailable intermittently. Twitter did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Fifteen years ago Jack Dorsey typed out a banal message — "just setting up my twttr" — which became the first ever Tweet, launching a global platform that has become a controversial and dominant force in civil society.
The rules come after Twitter ignored orders to drop content on farmers' protests, fuelling the government's zeal, dating from 2018, to clamp down on material it regards as disinformation or unlawful.
Sheikh Mohammed’s most retweeted post in 2019 under the hashtag #Life_has_taught_me was, "There is no energy crisis, or education crisis, or health crisis in our Arab region. We have a management crisis."
Selena Gomez told the leaders of Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube that they’ve allowed "people with hate in their hearts” to thrive and therefore "failed all the American people.”
Disappointed after their team’s loss, thousands of supporters of Arema, known as "Aremania,” reacted by throwing bottles and other objects at players and soccer officials.
Alain Robert, the free climber dubbed the "French spiderman", scaled one of Barcelona's highest skyscrapers on Saturday without a harness. And for the first time ever, the famous daredevil was joined by his son.
Yoda was a newspaper deliveryman, a mysterious thief known locally as the man of women's coats, and the authorities had been trying to catch him for more than a decade.
The Dubai Civil Defence brought a fire that broke out in a 14-storey residential tower in the Al Nahda area under control. No casualties were reported, official sources confirmed.