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  • Twitter was working Thursday evening to resolve a global outage of the social media platform used by hundreds of millions worldwide.
  • The outage marked a new setback for the network, which is fending off accusations of bias over the decision to block a news report critical of Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden.
  • Repeated attempts to post a tweet were greeted with the message: “Something went wrong, but don’t fret—let’s give it another shot.”
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SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter was working Thursday evening to resolve a global outage of the social media platform used by hundreds of millions worldwide.

The outage marked a new setback for the network, which is fending off accusations of bias over the decision to block a news report critical of Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden.

“We know people are having trouble tweeting and using Twitter. We’re working to fix this issue as quickly as possible,” a company spokesperson told AFP at 2225 GMT.

Repeated attempts to post a tweet were greeted with the message: “Something went wrong, but don’t fret—let’s give it another shot.”

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