Wide-ranging Twitter outage reported Thursday

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(NEXSTAR) – A Twitter outage prompted a flood of complaints Thursday from users around the world.

Twitter blamed the issue on an “inadvertent change we made to our internal systems,” saying at 5:15 p.m. PDT that service should be restored “within the next few hours.”

The first reports of problems appeared to have come in shortly after 2 p.m. PDT, according to real-time status monitoring site Downdetector. The complaints appeared to peak at 53630 outage reports 57 minutes later.

The outage map shows the reports coming from cities across the country, as well as in the U.K. and other parts of the globe.

Users reported being unable to Tweet, saying they received the following message instead: “Twitter is temporarily over capacity. Please try again later.”

Tweets also failed to load for others, eliciting the catch-all explanation: “Something went wrong. Try again.”

“We are continuing to monitor as our teams investigate,” Twitter said in a statement on its API site at 3:31 PDT. “More updates to come.”

For U.S. voters, the outage came just hours before dueling town hall events between President Trump and former Vice President Biden.

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