Al Jazeera says Twitter feed working again after suspension
June 17 2017 11:57 AM
@ajarabic twitter account suspended
@ajarabic twitter account suspended

Reuters/Dubai

Pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera said on Saturday the Twitter account for its main Arabic language channel was back up and running after briefly being suspended.

A source at the Qatar-based broadcaster, which is caught up in an economic and diplomatic dispute between Qatar and other Arab powers, said a technical issue had been to blame.

On another of its Twitter feeds, the broadcaster had earlier tweeted: "The account of al Jazeera on twitter @ajarabic is currently suspended due to what seems to be an organised campaign and we are doing the necessary work to get the service back." It did not say who was behind the alleged campaign.

The @ajarabic account later resumed, with a message saying: "We bring the attention of our followers to the fact that our main al jazeera account @ajarabic is now working again."

No comment was immediately available from Twitter.

Al Jazeera is the flagship broadcaster for Qatar.

Al Jazeera said on June 8 it was combating a large-scale cyber attack but that all its entities remained in operation.

Last updated: June 17 2017 01:49 PM


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