Twitter goes down during White House social media summit

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Twitter appeared to be down for a large number of users across the United States on Thursday. The company confirmed the issue to The Verge, saying: “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter. We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening here.” The outage, which began around 2:40 PM ET, took place as conservative activists gathered at the White House to complain about their treatment by social media companies.

This month has seen several high-profile outages among social networks. Facebook and Instagram experienced a day-long outage affecting large parts of the world on July 3rd. LinkedIn went down for several hours on Wednesday. (Sadly, service was later restored.)

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