Made you look. Twitter isn’t going anywhere.
The rumor was started by YouTuber BradTheLadLong on Wednesday, tweeting that it was because of the abuse he had taken on the social media platform and the various complaints he had lodged to Twitter. The rumor was picked up by fake accounts who spread it even more, but as soon as actual people started hearing about it, the reactions were wide and varied. Some were genuinely afraid of the fake Twitter shutdown, saying that perhaps they might actually have to go outside to get the news now. Others just knew it was a hoax and went along to poke fun at it, often retweeting fake conspiracy memes and faking their fear.
Luckily, Twitter itself shut down the rumor and told everyone that it is not going anywhere, anytime soon. Thank goodness.