Why Does Everyone Think Twitter's Shutting Down in 2017?

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

It’s Thursday, August 11th, and people have started using Twitter to spread the rumour that Twitter is set to close down in 2017. At the time of writing, #savetwitter is the top trend in the UK, with users seemingly convinced that it’s end of days for the social network.

According to most believers, it’s because of cyber-bullying. After all, the company has a bit of a rep. According to IBTimes, the hashtag was created by YouTuber @BradTheLadLong and, as they do, things sort of just spiralled out of control.

Surprise, surprise, Twitter's confirmed that the rumours are way off the mark, and the site will continue to exist beyond December.