BREAKING: Twitter goes down in major outage, returns after an hour

Update: As of 7:00 pm, Twitter is back up and running.

Twitter users across the globe are unable to use the platform as a major outage has seemingly occurred, Thursday afternoon.

According to the outage tracking service DownDetector, issues were reported after 5 p.m. Eastern time. By 5:45 PM Eastern time, the platform went dark.

“We know people are having trouble Tweeting and using Twitter. We’re working to fix this issue as quickly as possible,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement. “We’ll share more when we have it and Tweet from @TwitterSupport when we can – stay tuned.”

More to come.

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