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Twitter denies mental Twitter rumour that Twitter is shutting down Twitter

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Twitter has had it’s problems over the last few years, but nobody thought it was close to shutting down… until today.

The company has denied claims that it would be closing the service in 2017, after a #SaveTwitter hashtag began trending on Thursday.

Over 100,000 tweets featuring the plea appeared during the day, but Twitter has been quick to assure there's no cause for alarm.

"There is absolutely no truth to the claims whatsoever," a company spokesman told Reuters.

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It’s not yet clear how the rumours began, although the report speculates the hashtag may have snowballed after one person used the hashtag complained over Twitter’s inability to effectively combat bullying.

Apparently, some folks took that to mean the firm was going out of business.

Ironically, it's not the first time the firm has fallen victim to its own hashtags. Earlier this year, the #RIPTwitter hashtag began trending amid rumours the firm was considering ditching the 140-character limit.

Would you miss Twitter if the company suddenly decided to shut-up shop?

Does Twitter need saving? Share your thought in the comments section below.

Rob C

August 11, 2016, 8:15 pm

This is awful if I must ReTweet this and share it on Facebook since I've not joined either of those Sites - maybe if they paid everyone for their efforts instead of selling their Privacy for "Free" service they wouldn't have any ups and downs.

Ram

August 12, 2016, 9:37 am

People will die for that, if it is true, then celebrities can not tweet about their atrocities. they will come down on street for twitter. lol

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