Date
16 September 2019
Twitter said the interruption was due to an internal system change. Photo: Bloomberg
Twitter said the interruption was due to an internal system change. Photo: Bloomberg

Twitter back up partially after worldwide outage

Twitter Inc. said its microblogging platform was back up partially after suffering a worldwide outage for more than an hour, Reuters reports.

“We were down … and now slowly coming back up. Sorry!,” chief executive Jack Dorsey said in a tweet on Thursday.

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 of the company were marginally down in extended trading.

According to The Verge, the outage, which began around 2:40 p.m. ET, took place as conservative activists gathered at the White House to complain about their treatment by social media companies.

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