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On Wednesday, when people tried to log in to the microblogging site, they received an error message.
Twitter has been inactive for a long time, making it difficult for many people to use popular social networking sites.
Late on Wednesday, some people who tried to log in to the microblogging site received an error message.
Downdetector, a site that tracks website outages, said that as of 7:30 am EST, more than 8,700 users had reported problems with the site (12:30 pm GMT).
Downdetector said in a tweet: “User reports say Twitter has been having issues since 7:13 EST.”
The issue, which appears to be occurring in more than one country, has not shut down the site entirely, as many users are still able to access it. Some users also said that the desktop version of the platform worked differently than the mobile version.
Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion in October. On Wednesday night, he tweeted that the site “works for me.”
Works for me
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 29, 2022
As of 10:11 PM EST, Downdetector had only received 774 bug reports from users. This meant that the problem seemed to be getting better.
Since Musk took over Twitter, there have been many problems on the platform, which have divided its users.
Musk is the CEO of Tesla and one of the richest people in the world. He has cut the platform’s staff, added a paid subscription service and made controversial changes to its moderation policies, which he says are a victory for free speech.
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Conservatives, who have long said Twitter favors liberal views, are glad Musk now owns the platform. However, many on the left are concerned about the rise of hate speech and misinformation while he is in charge.
Musk’s focus on the platform, where he often posts his thoughts on current events, has also concerned investors in Tesla, whose share price has fallen nearly 70% this year.
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