Friday, September 22, 2023
Friday, September 22, 2023
Friday, September 22, 2023

Elon Musk’s Twitter Platform Faces Major Outage, Users Unable to Access Tweets




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On Saturday morning, Twitter, the social media platform owned by Elon Musk, faced technical issues, causing frustration among millions of users who were unable to search the site or load tweets, Your Content has learned.

The problem seemed to stem from users being informed that their ‘rate limit‘ had been exceeded or that the site couldn’t retrieve tweets.

This outage adds to a series of mass glitches that have occurred under Musk’s leadership, leading to criticism of his handling of the platform.

The exact reason for the crash remains unclear, but it comes shortly after Musk boasted about the platform’s record usage levels.

Approximately 15 hours before the crash, he tweeted about Twitter hitting another all-time high in user-seconds. However, shortly afterward, users experienced difficulties accessing the platform.

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According to Down Detector, an online usage tracker, Twitter outage reports surged around 8 am Eastern Time on Saturday. Users flooded the tracker site with complaints, and many blamed Musk for the issue.

This is the third time this year that Twitter has encountered outages, with previous incidents in March involving broken links and images failing to load.

In February, users faced issues with tweeting, following accounts, and accessing direct messages.

Neither the company nor Elon Musk has commented on the latest crash or provided any information regarding when the problem will be resolved.

The incident comes in the wake of a tumultuous period for the platform since Musk’s $44 billion takeover last year.

Concerns about Musk’s bombastic style and long-term role in running the platform reportedly led him to step down as CEO in May, appointing media executive Linda Yaccarino as his successor.

Prior to the crash, Musk revealed that the site was facing unexpected problems on Friday due to its record usage numbers.

As a result, users were temporarily restricted from accessing tweets without signing in, as AI firms were conducting extensive data scrubbing.

Musk reiterated his commitment to authentication measures for users, emphasizing the potential for social media platforms allowing unauthenticated access to become overrun with bots, according to DailyMail.

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