Twitter suffers widespread outage, shares down


FILE PHOTO – The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

(Reuters) – Shares of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) traded lower on Thursday after users across the globe reported issues with accessing the microblogging platform.

“We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter,” a company spokeswoman said.

Twitter, however, did not provide any details on the outage.

Outage tracking website Downdetector.com showed that there are nearly 70,000 incidents of people across the globe reporting issues with Twitter.

Shares were last down nearly 1% at $37.12 in afternoon trading.

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva

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