Twitter bug is causing popular tweets to disappear

The Twitterverse is in an uproar because many of its favorite tweets have vanished into thin air. CNBC, Daily Mail, The Ellen Show, One Direction, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber’s accounts all appear to have been affected by a bug. Twitter is investigating. One standout casuality among the carnage: The most retweeted tweet of all time. That’s right, Ellen’s epic, celebrity-filled selfie from the Oscars that has spawned by a copycat and plenty of Twitter attention has gone M.I.A. 

Twitter is investigating a technical issue that’s causing some tweets to appear missing, the company said Tuesday. “We are currently researching a bug that has caused some Tweets to not be displayed,” Twitter said on its status website. Tuesday’s issue is at least the third technical problem faced by the social network this month. On March 2, Ellen Degeneres’ record-breaking Oscar seflie Tweet generated so much interest that Twitter was unavailable for several minutes during the show. Twitterexperienced an outage once again on March 11.

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