Twitter suffers widespread outage lasting over an hour

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Twitter experienced an outage Thursday as users found themselves unable to access the social media platform for over an hour.

“We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter,” a message appeared on the company’s status page. ” We will keep you updated on whats happening.”


Twitter later said “an internal configuration change” was responsible for the disruption.

Down Detector, a website that tracks outages, reported the outage began just after 2:45 p.m. ET. The disruption affected Twitter’s mobile and web-based platforms.

“Something is technically wrong,” appeared when users tried accessing the site. The site came back online around 3:50 p.m.

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The outage came as President Trump was hosting a social media summit with right-wing personalities and tech industry critics who’ve accused Twitter and other websites of having an anti-conservative bias.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 



By Louis Casiano

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