Twitter suffers temporary outage

Twitter suffers temporary outage

Twitter appeared to suffer a widespread outage Thursday afternoon, making it the latest social media site to have a major disruption in recent months.

According to the website Down Detector, users in many major cities were reporting trouble accessing Twitter.

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After an hour, the site appeared to work again for many people. The company attributed the disruption to an "internal configuration change."

"The outage was due to an internal configuration change, which we're now fixing," Twitter said on its system status page. "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."

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized for the outage in a tweet.

"We were down…and now slowly coming back up. Sorry! Grateful for our operations and engineering teams for getting us flying again," he wrote.

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Earlier this month Facebook and its subsidiaries—Instagram and WhatsApp—temporarily went down. LinkedIn's website was briefly disrupted on Wednesday.

--Updated 4:23 p.m.