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Twitter suffers major outage just days after Elon Musk laid off more staff

2023-03-01 18:42 by
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Twitter crashed for thousands of users early Wednesday, just days after owner Elon Musk axed hundreds of staff and soon after a cryptic threat from China.

For much of the morning, many users were able to get to the "Welcome to Twitter!" welcome page, but without their news feeds showing up. Other have said their Android and iOS timelines remained stuck in the past.

"Welcome to Twitter!" read the message. "This is the best place to see what's happening in your world. Find some people and topics to follow now".

One possible theory for the outage could be Musk’s insistence that people use Twitter lists more. The billionaire has repeatedly reminded people that using lists improves their experience. He did so yesterday again.

Twitter's reliability has deteriorated as Elon Musk has repeatedly slashed the company's work force. After another round of layoffs on Saturday, Twitter has fewer than 2,000 employees, down from 7,500 when Mr. Musk took over in October. The latest cuts affected dozens of engineers responsible for keeping the site online, three current and former employees said.

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