Users in Australia and New Zealand have been having issues with access to the service for over 12 hours.

At 2 p.m., the power went out. Down Detection is a web monitoring tool that tracks reliability issues.

Those in Australia and New Zealand are being affected by the glitch that is causing the service to be very laggy.

There are very few complaints on DownDetector's website. The cause of the outage is not known.

Many people say they can access the service after using a PureVPN app. Some users have reported improvements to the service.

.@Twitter is an absolute shambles today isn’t it? Operationally pathetic. I suspect owner & current CEO @elonmusk has pulled one too many server plugs out, fired too many crucial frontline staff? Consistency, reliability matter? #Musk just clueless & a propagandist. #TwitterDown

— Peter Clarke (MASTODON: (@MediaActive) January 4, 2023

This website is dying such a slow and painful death today. Someone put it out of its misery. #twitterdown

— Isobel Roe (@isobelroe) January 4, 2023

Twitter has been down in Australia for 12 hours now and I’m pretty sure @elonmusk has no idea there is a world outside of the USA so I assume it’ll never be fixed. I am tweeting from a VPN to ask you to click here for 60fps Bloodborne:

— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) January 4, 2023

Musk said last week that he had rolled out significant server architecture changes and that it would result in a quicker experience for users of the micro-messaging service.

In October, Musk acquired the social networking site. Many of the employees who worked to maintain the service were eliminated. In order to make the experience quicker for users, Musk has removed the bloat code from the service.