A meme that has been circulating online has been blamed for causing a Twitter outage on Tuesday.

The account @Covfeteefeefeefe posted the image on Tuesday and was taken down after users began sharing it online.

It appears to have been created by a man in China.

CovFefeefeefefe posted a message on Twitter explaining the image was created by him.

It says: “I created this image as a joke.

I hope it’s not a threat to you.”

The post has been retweeted more than 2,400 times.

It has also been shared on Facebook, with more than 1,600 people sharing it.

The original tweet was sent to a Chinese social media account, and has since been shared more than 12,000 times.

The Chinese government has not commented on the meme.

But the account is still active, with users still sharing it on social media.

The image has also started to trend on Twitter.

Topics:social-media,twitter,technology,internet-culture,technology-and-communication,technology—internet-policy,covtech,china,united-statesFirst posted November 12, 2017 12:31:57Contact Jason GeeMore stories from New South Wales