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Twitter is down and the social network is experiencing a “service disruption” according to the official Twitter status page.

“[Investigating] We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter. We will keep you updated on whats happening.” also reported a huge spike in users reporting problems accessing the microblogging service starting on Thursday afternoon.

San Francisco-based Twitter is one of the most popular social networks in the world with more than 326 million monthly active users. More than 500 million Tweets are sent daily. It is also one of the more addictive platforms with nearly 50 percent of users accessing the service every day as part of their routine.

This story will be updated.

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