Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses college students on the Indian Institute of Know-how (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India.
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Twitter‘s web site was down Thursday afternoon, with customers who tried to go to the service greeted by an error message.
A word on the corporate’s standing web site confirmed that Twitter was investigating an irregularity with its software programming interface, or API. The corporate’s cellular app additionally appeared to not be functioning correctly.
The service appeared to have been at the very least partially restored for some customers round 7 p.m. ET, after being down for greater than an hour.
“The latest concern was brought on by an inadvertent change we made to our inner techniques,” the corporate tweeted. “Twitter needs to be working for everybody throughout the subsequent few hours.
The outage comes at some point after Twitter and rival Fb made the unprecedented editorial determination to restrict the attain of a New York Submit story that claims to indicate “smoking gun” emails associated to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
The corporate suffered a serious service failure earlier this 12 months when the Twitter accounts of a number of the most well-known folks within the nation had been compromised as a part of an obvious bitcoin rip-off in July. Victims included Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
A spokeswoman for the corporate acknowledged that it was trying into points.