Twitter suffered outage after Elon Musk made ‘significant’ backend server changes

According to the web monitoring tool DownDetector, Twitter has fixed an issue that caused a widespread outage earlier Wednesday (Pacific Time). The site strangely worked for more than five hours for many users.

If Twitter isn’t going well for you, you’re not alone. Thousands of users are complaining that they are unable to access the social network owned by Elon Musk, seeing a number of strange error messages instead.

He said that some people are being greeted with blank pages while others are being thrown out of service without any apparent reason. Many users also said that they are unable to view their replies, reply to tweets or follow trending topics.

In a tweet, Elon Musk said the firm has rolled out a “significant backend server architecture change” and that Twitter should feel “faster” as a result.

Twitter also showed “rate-over-limiting” to some users on Wednesday (Pacific Time), suggesting that its servers were not able to cope with incoming requests. The outage, which appears to affect international users in the U.K., Canada, Germany, Italy, and India, began around 4 p.m. Pacific Time.

A Third-party web monitoring service DownDetector confirmed receiving reports from users. DownDetector said that most of the complaints suggest that Twitter is experiencing a massive issue on the desktop.

Elon Musk acquired Twitter in late October for $44 billion. He sought to cut Twitter’s expenses by laying off thousands of employees, many of whom worked to maintain the service’s infrastructure.

Musk has also focused on making the Twitter experience faster for users by removing code bloat from the service.

Musk tweeted on December 24 that the service was still running “even after I disconnected one of the more sensitive server racks,”.

Earlier this month, Twitter blocked traffic from about 30 mobile carriers, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region, as part of an effort to get rid of spam, the platformer reported.


Read More:


Leave a Comment