Twitter is down! Thousands are complaining that Elon Musk’s social media site has stopped working, preventing them from tweeting or searching the site.
- Twitter apparently crashed on Saturday morning
- Users were told their ‘rate limit’ was exceeded
- It comes less than a day after Musk boasted that the platform hit record levels of usage.
Elon Musk’s Twitter platform apparently crashed on Saturday morning, sending millions of users into overdrive because they were unable to search the site.
Users complained that the platform was not loading tweets, and many could only see posts from Friday night.
The issue told users their ‘speed limit’ was exceeded or the site ‘cannot retrieve tweets’, prompting many to criticize Musk’s handling of the site as it is the latest of several massive technical problems that occurred under his reign.
The reason for the block was not immediately clear, but it comes less than a day after Musk boasted of record numbers on his site.
“This platform hit another all-time high in user seconds last week,” he tweeted, some 15 hours before the platform crashed.
Elon Musk’s Twitter platform apparently crashed on Saturday morning
The problem told users that their ‘speed limit’ was exceeded, though it’s unclear what exactly caused the problem to occur.
According to online usage tracker Down Detector, Twitter experienced a large spike in interruptions around 8 a.m. ET on Saturday.
Users flooded the tracking site with complaints about the frustrating glitch, with many blaming Musk for the problem.
“I joined Twitter in 2009 and have had more problems since Elon took over than all the time before that. Madness,’ said one user.
“It’s Saturday, Elon has a hangover,” another joked.
The company and Elon Musk have yet to comment on the crash or provide information on when the issue will be resolved.
The crash comes a day after Musk boasted of record usage numbers on his platform.
It comes after the platform has faced turbulent times in the wake of last year’s successful $44 billion acquisition of Musk.
His bombastic style reportedly left some shareholders concerned about his long-term future at the helm of the platform, prompting Musk to step down as chief executive and appoint media executive Linda Yaccarino to the role in May.
The billionaire also revealed that the site was experiencing unexpected problems on Friday amid its record usage numbers, prompting him to take “immediate and drastic” action.
Users were temporarily restricted from accessing tweets without logging in, because artificial intelligence companies were conducting “extreme levels” of data scrubbing.
Musk doubled down on his unpopular push to push authentication among users when he addressed the issue on Friday, tweeting: “Any social media company that allows unauthenticated access will become a bot-filled hellhole as soon as it’s relevant.”
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