UPDATED with cause: Twitter is experiencing a broad outage of its services, the social media site said Thursday, saying on its official status page that the problem is due to an internal configuration change that now is being fixed.
“Some people may be able to access Twitter again and we’re working to make sure Twitter is available to everyone as quickly as possible,” it wrote in its update.
The side DownDetector reported that te issues began just before 3 PM ET, impacting Twitter’s website and Android and iPad apps. Most queries on the social media platform were resulting in an error page for users all over the world.
It’s the second notable outage for Twitter this month. The platform experienced temporary outages relating to DM delivery and notifications on July 3, the same day Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users saw those services down for most of the day.
Todaay’s outage comes the same day President Donald Trump is hosting a Social Media Summit at the White House that does not include the biggest social media networks — including Twitter. The gathering is mostly of conservative influencers Trump follows who have complained that they consistently are marginalized on the major platforms.
Twitter recently announced that disclaimers would be attached to tweets from world leaders who violate the site’s community standards rules. More recently, a New York appellate court upheld an earlier decision that Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking Twitter users.
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