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Thursday night, Iranian activists hacked Twitter. The site was down for nearly an hour, leaving millions of people tweetless. Several users, who did log in reported seeing a green flag on the site, the same color that is used by the Iranian opposition movement.
Reportedly, twitter has admitted that its systems were down temporarily, but the problem has now been fixed.
During the Iranian elections earlier this year, the site was used extensively by anti government activists. The US State Department requested twitter, in june, to delay its planned maintenance work which would have resulted in interruption of service due to the crucial role that the site was playing in spreading information about protests.