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: Twitter suffers massive outage; ‘no evidence’ of hack or security breach


Users unable to tweet for about 90 minutes

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.


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Twitter Inc. shares were little changed in after-hours trading Thursday as the social-media platform experienced a massive and as-yet-unexplained outage.

Twitter’s feed went down around 5:30 p.m. Eastern, with users unable to post new tweets or see anything posted past that time. Service was restored for most users around 7 p.m. Eastern.

“We are continuing to monitor the issue, and things appear to have returned to normal,” Twitter said at 8:11 p.m. on its API website.

A company spokeswoman told MarketWatch, “We have no evidence of a security breach or hack, and we’re currently investigating internal causes.”

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Tens of thousands of users reported problems to DownDetector.com.

The outage is the first major glitch to strike the platform since July, when hackers took over the accounts of a number of high-profile users. It also comes a day after Twitter became embroiled in controversy for blocking links to a questionable New York Post article about Hunter Biden, citing its hacked materials policy.

Twitter shares
TWTR,
+0.10%

are up 44% year to date, compared to the S&P 500’s
SPX,
-0.15%

nearly 8% gain this year.

MarketWatch’s Jon Swartz contributed to this report.

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