Twitter suffers another outage
If Twitter is not loading correctly for you, it’s not your fault. Tens of thousands of Twitter users complain that they can’t access the Elon Musk-owned social media network. Instead, they get strange error messages and see a lot of other problems. Some users are being presented with a blank page, while others are being signed out of the service without explanation. Many users claimed that they couldn’t see their replies, reply to tweets, or follow trending topics.
In a tweet, Musk said the firm has rolled out “significant backend server architecture changes” and that it should result in Twitter feeling “faster.”
Twitter also displayed “rate-exceeding limitation” to some users on Wednesday (Pacific Time), suggesting that its servers were unable to handle the incoming requests. On Twitter, the hashtag #TwitterDown has been trending.
The outage that appears to have affected international users in the UK and Canada, Germany, Italy, Germany, India, and Canada began at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Third-party web monitoring tools, such as NetBlocks or DownDetector, confirmed that they had received reports from users. DownDetector stated that the majority of complaints indicate that Twitter is having issues on desktop.
Many are also not able to access TweetDeck from Twitter, a service for power users. NetBlocks also stated that the “widespread incident” is not related to “country level internet disruptions or filtering .”
Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion in late October. He has tried to reduce Twitter’s expenses by removing thousands of employees who were responsible for maintaining the service’s infrastructure. Musk also aims to make Twitter more user-friendly by removing bloat codes from the service.
The service was operational “even after I disconnected one of the more sensitive server racks,” Musk tweeted on December 24. Earlier this month, Twitter briefly blocked traffic from about 30 mobile carriers mainly in the Asia-Pacific region as part of an attempt to rid Twitter of spam, Platformer reported.
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