On Thursday, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, now referred to as X, experienced global outages for just over an hour.
Downdetector.com, which tracks outages by compiling status reports, reported that more than 47,000 users in the United States faced access issues with X and X Pro.
Users in the UK and Asia also reported being unable to view posts on the platform, seeing a message that said: “Welcome to X!”
X, now owned by Elon Musk, was asked for comment, but there is no official response yet. Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion (£35 billion) last year.
The hashtag #TwitterDown quickly started trending as reports of the outages emerged. However, the outage was relatively short-lived, with users regaining access to the platform after just over an hour.
Since Elon Musk’s acquisition of the platform, X has faced challenges, including a loss of advertising revenue. Additionally, there have been accusations of allowing antisemitic posts to appear next to advertising.
In response to such allegations, the company sued the left-leaning pressure group Media Matters for America, which had made the accusation.
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In another development, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry seem to be adopting a new approach to project a professional image for themselves. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who chose to share an Invictus Games photo for their holiday card this year, are aiming to be taken seriously in their endeavors.
Body language expert Darren Stanton commented on the couple, noting that the photo portrays Meghan and Harry in a glamorous setting, exuding enthusiasm.
He mentioned that it serves as a positive way to promote their charity work, presenting them in a favorable light as they both appear genuinely happy.