Users unable to tweet for about 90 minutes
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.
MarketWatch’s Jon Swartz contributed to this report.