X, Previously Identified As Twitter, Suffers World Outage

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Social media platform, X, previously often called Twitter, suffered from on outage globally for about an hour on Thursday.

Individuals utilizing X, which is owned by Elon Musk, weren’t capable of view their common posts or their timelines, however had been as a substitute greeted with a message that stated “Welcome to X!” 

Internet outage reporting web site personal Detector Downshowed a spike in experiences at about 12:40 a.m. ET Thursday with complaints highlighting points on each the app in addition to the web site. Within the US, greater than 74,000 folks reported points, whereas within the UK almost 7,000 filed experiences on the web site. DownDetector tracks outages by aggregating standing experiences from user-submitted experiences on its web site in addition to different sources together with Twitter.

X did not instantly reply to a CNET request for remark.

X is a social media platform that enables customers to share textual content, pictures,  and movies, as “posts” (beforehand referred to as tweets) with their followers. Musk purchased Twitter for $44 billion final yr, and renamed the favored microblogging platform to X, together with introducing a slew of main adjustments. These adjustments included shedding half the workers, altering moderation and verification insurance policies and unbanning extremist accounts. X had relied on promoting as a key income driver for the corporate, however that enterprise has been in decline since Musk’s takeover.


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