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UAE- Twitter suffers widespread outage, shares down




(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Twitter Inc said on Thursday its microblogging platform was back up partially after suffering a worldwide outage for more than an hour.

Twitter has been undergoing some problems since 2:46pm EDT and more users were alerted with a message saying "something is technically wrong" when they tried to log on, the Xinhua news agency reported.

"IS TWITTER DOWN OR IS IT JUST MINE," asked Twitter user mica@kianscloudy in a tweet, which followed with replies from many users who responded with the same problems.

The service interruption was confirmed on Twitter's status page, which said there was an "active incident" that affected the platform's normal operation.

"We were down ... and now slowly coming back up. Sorry!," Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said in a tweet.


The interruption was due to an internal system change, the company said, adding that it was working to fully fix the problem.

Outage tracking website Downdetector.com earlier showed that there were nearly 70,000 people across the globe reporting issues with Twitter.

Shares down

Shares of Twitter Inc traded lower after users across the globe reported issues with accessing the microblogging platform.

It was the second time that Twitter reported widespread outages in more than one week after the firm experienced issues with DM delivery and notifications on July 3.

Down Detector, which tracks service interruptions on a variety of sites across the world, posted an increasing number of outage reports since Thursday morning.

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UAE- Twitter suffers widespread outage, shares down

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