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Ep. 47: Unpacking the March 28th Twitter Outage

By Chris Villemez & Kemal Sanjta
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On March 28, 2022, some users around the globe were unable to connect to Twitter as a result of a BGP routing issue.

This is The Internet Report, where we uncover what’s working and what’s breaking on the Internet—and why. On this episode, our newest host, Chris Villemez, is joined by Kemal Sanjta to discuss a BGP-related incident that took down Twitter for many users around the globe on March 28th. Chris Villemez and Kemal Sanjta leverage their extensive operations experience managing the networks of large-scale SaaS, IoT, and cloud providers to analyze this incident using the ThousandEyes platform. They examine the scope of the outage, review the specific BGP changes that resulted in the outage, and discuss what enterprises can do when they’re experiencing a similar BGP hijack or route leak.

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