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Twitter Outage Briefly Hits Thousands, Downdetector Reports

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Twitter Inc. faced a brief outage on Thursday, leaving thousands of users without service for about an hour.

At the peak, at 8:20 a.m. in New York, 54,582 users reported problems on Downdetector.com, an outage tracking platform. Twitter’s website displayed an error message and prompted users to reload the page. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the outage.