Twitter glitch, according to users

(Paris) The social network Twitter, which was recently acquired by Elon Musk, suffered outages on Wednesday in several parts of the world, according to reports published on Downdetector, and confirmed by AFP.

According to the website, which specializes in detecting accidents on the Internet, more than 4,200 reports appeared in the United States, and more than 1,600 in France.

According to the findings of the AFP journalists, the site and the mobile app no ​​longer allow access to the news feed of the latest tweets, but it is still possible to consult certain profiles or post messages.

Contacted by AFP, he did not immediately respond on Twitter.

Twitter has already suffered from technical issues in recent months, including late December where some users were unable to log into their own accounts or were unable to view certain accounts.

Outages regularly disrupt digital platforms, with long service outages being the exception.

However, the technical glitch comes at a sensitive time for Twitter, which has been in turmoil since its $44 billion acquisition by Elon Musk at the end of October.

The multi-entrepreneur has laid off several employees, including among the teams dealing with technical maintenance of the platform, and has started many projects, including paid testimonials or editing tweets.

According to Jasmine Enberg, an analyst at Insider Intelligence, the social network, which had more than 368 million monthly users worldwide in 2022, will lose about 32 million by 2024, due to the spread of toxic content and/or due to the increase in the number of malfunctions.

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“The staff has been reduced to a skeleton, so there are very few people to solve technical and content-moderation issues,” she told AFP.

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