Social media site in major failure

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Twitter CEO and Co-Founder Jack Dorsey speaks to students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India.Amal KS | Hindustan Times | Getty Images

Twitter’s website was down Thursday afternoon, and users who attempted to visit the service were greeted with an error message.A note on the company’s status website showed that Twitter was investigating an irregularity with its application programming interface, or API.

“We are currently investigating this issue,” the status website says. “More updates to come. ”

The company’s mobile app also appeared to be malfunctioning.

Service appears to have been at least partially restored for some users around 7 p.m. EST after being down for more than an hour.

The outage comes a day after Twitter and its rival Facebook made the unprecedented editorial decision to limit the scope of a New York Post article that claims to show ‘steaming’ emails linked to the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

The company suffered a major service outage earlier this year when the Twitter accounts of some of the country’s most famous people were compromised in an apparent Bitcoin scam in July. The victims included Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

A spokesperson for the company admitted that it was looking into the issues.

This story is under development, please check back for updates.

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