Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has unveiled a special new emoji for the #EndSARS campaign happening across Nigeria.
Twitter experienced issues globally with large numbers of users across the US, Europe and Africa unable to post tweets, access their timelines, or see notifications.
A notice posted on the official Twitter page on Thursday October 15, said the company was “Investigating Irregularity with Twitter APIs.”
According to the website DownDetector.com which tracks downtimes across the web, reports of problems with the social network began to spike just after 5:30 p.m. ET, and soared to over 45,000 by 5:42 p.m.
Jack Dorsey had earlier tweeted his support for the #EndSARS protests and called for Bitcoin donations towards the movement two days ago.
However after fixing the issues with the platform, Jack Dorsey also revealed a special #EndSARS emoji, a fist with the colour of the Nigerian flag.
Nigerians have flooded his comment session to thank him for his support and the special #EndSARS emoji he created for the movement.
Twitter made a special emoji attached to the hashtag #EndSARS … You love to see it 💪🏾👏🏾
— Dr Craze (@crazeclown) October 16, 2020
Just put the hashtag #EndSARS and send
— RäY_BâBa (@i_raybaba) October 16, 2020
See Jack’s tweet below:
What are your thoughts about this, guys?