Global Outages Continue to Plague Elon Musk’s X

Elon Musk’s social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, suffered an outage globally earlier Thursday that lasted for more than an hour. X Pro, formerly known as TweetDeck, also faced the outage. This was not Twitter’s first outage – the abrupt workforce cuts earlier exposed the site to more vulnerabilities and reliability issues. The last major outage on the platform, which was still called Twitter at that time, occurred in early July. Users encountered “rate limit exceeded” and “cannot retrieve tweets” errors.

On Thursday, Elon Musk’s popular social media platform, formerly known as Twitter, experienced a worldwide outage that lasted for more than an hour. The cause of the error is still unknown, but users quickly complained that they were unable to view tweets. The outage also affected X Pro, formerly known as TweetDeck.

While some users were able to access features like Spaces and notifications, tweets were nowhere to be found on timelines and profiles. According to DownDetector, a web monitoring tool, over 65,000 complaints were received from users at around 9:10 pm pacific time.

This is not the first time Twitter has experienced an outage. The recent workforce cuts have exposed the site to vulnerabilities and reliability issues. However, the platform had been fairly reliable in recent months before this incident.

The last major outage on the platform, when it was still called Twitter, occurred in early July. During this time, users encountered errors such as “rate limit exceeded” and “cannot retrieve tweets.” Musk later revealed that these errors were intentionally triggered to prevent extensive scraping of data from his platform.

The story was updated after X resolved the issue.

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