Twitter service restored following global platform outage

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Twitter said the global outage was caused by a technical problem.

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter was restored Thursday evening after a technical problem caused a global outage of nearly two hours on the social media platform used by hundreds of millions worldwide.

The outage marked a new setback for the company, which for the past two days has been fending off accusations of bias over its decision to block a news report critical of Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden.

“We are continuing to monitor the issue, and things appear to have returned to normal,” Twitter’s application programming interface site said at 7.11am Thailand time on Friday.

The California-based company tweeted earlier: “We had some trouble with our internal systems and don’t have any evidence of a security breach or hack.”

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