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16th Oct 2018

Twitter terrorises users with mysterious alphanumeric code

Judgement day is upon us

Oli Dugmore

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: In this photo illustration, a thumbprint is displayed on a mobile phone as the logo for the Twitter social media network is projected onto a screen on August 09, 2017 in London, England. With around 328 million users worldwide, Twitter has gone from a small start-up in for the public 2006 to a broadcast tool of politicians and corporations in 2017. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Judgement day is upon us

Twitter is sending users confusing strings of alphanumeric characters.

This afternoon iPhones across the world were bombarded with notifications by the social media app, but instead of being notified of retweets on their fire content, or something, they received a seemingly random series of letters and numbers.

CEO of the company Jack Dorsey tweeted a screenshot of an iPhone notification centre riddled with the Black Mirror-ish messages.

He replied shortly afterward saying that the issue was fixed and the company was “working to understand why it happened,” the answer to which is likely horrifying and better not to know.

I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

Praise be to the servers, or something.