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Twitter outage strikes amid White House social media summit

Twitter experienced an outage this afternoon just as the White House gathered right-wing personalities for a summit focused on allegations of social media bias against conservatives.

“We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter, and we’ll keep you updated on what’s happening,” a company spokesperson told POLITICO.

Before the outage, attendees had been tweeting selfies and observations as they waited for the White House program to start.

The White House is convening some of Twitter’s most vocal critics, who contend the company punishes conservative users through “shadow banning” by making their accounts more difficult to follow and their posts more difficult to find.

Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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