The social media site Twitter suffered a widespread outage Thursday afternoon, but appeared to be returning to normal service. CNN reports that the site was down for about an hour.
CNN quotes Twitter saying in a statement Thursday afternoon that it was “currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter.”
“Users can continue to monitor the site’s status at status.twitterstat.us. It’s unclear at this time how extensive the outage was or its exact length,” CNN reports.
In an update on the status monitoring site, Twitter said: “The outage was due to an internal configuration change, which we’re now fixing.”
“The site’s outage coincided with the start of the White House’s Presidential Social Media Summit,” CNN notes. “Twitter, along with Facebook, wasn’t invited to the summit, while a number of right-wing extremists were.”