Lots Of People Can’t Tweet Because Twitter Thinks We’re All Robots

Lots Of People Can’t Tweet Because Twitter Thinks We’re All Robots

Something at Twitter has gone horribly, hilariously wrong: The social media site has unceremoniously declared us all to be robots. Well, maybe not all of us, but more than a few folks on Gizmodo staff as well as dozens of users across the web. Affected users trying to Tweet from Twitter’s web client are being told their messages “look automated”, and have been blocked to protect other users from “spam and malicious activity”.

Pretty harsh, considering all this dude wants to do is talk about Better Call Saul:

Or poor @kittysaysmoo, who suddenly lost her ability to decipher random letters and numbers:

Others have taken the sudden transformation as an opportunity to learn a new language:
https://twitter.com/MrNinjaSquirrel/status/565296169157685249

Some folks are looking on the bright side:

https://twitter.com/StarKat99/status/565299708315566080
But mostly, people are just confused:

https://twitter.com/MalloryCBrown/status/565296470384181248

At least it can be fixed:

https://twitter.com/MaybeBeth/status/565299164230475778

Most of these tweets have popped up over the last hour, and we’re not entirely sure what’s going out. We’ve reached out to Twitter for comment, and it’s already posted that it’s aware of the issue. We’ll let you know if we hear anything more.

Update: Well, that was quick: Twitter has updated its status page to say that it has resolved the issue:

[ Update 16:21 PST ]

Between 15:18 and 16:11 PST today, some users were unable to Tweet and received a notice telling them they have been locked out.

This issue has now been fully resolved. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.