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Global Outage Hits Social Media Giant X

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In an unexpected turn of events, social media behemoth X, previously recognized as Twitter, experienced a widespread global outage on Thursday, leaving users unable to access their usual posts and timelines. Instead, they were greeted with a generic “Welcome to X!” message during the approximately one-hour disruption.
The outage, affecting both the X app and website, triggered a surge in reports on the web outage monitoring site DownDetector around 12:40 a.m. ET on Thursday. Complaints flooded in, with more than 74,000 users in the United States and nearly 7,000 in the United Kingdom reporting issues. DownDetector aggregates status reports from user submissions on its platform and other sources, including Twitter.
Despite the widespread disruption, X, under the ownership of tech mogul Elon Musk, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNET.
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X, a prominent social media platform, allows users to share text, photos, and videos as “posts,” a departure from the platform’s previous term “tweets.” Musk acquired Twitter for a staggering $44 billion last year, subsequently rebranding it as X and implementing sweeping changes. These changes involved significant staff layoffs, alterations to moderation and verification policies, and the controversial decision to unban extremist accounts.
Notably, X had traditionally relied on advertising as a primary revenue source, but this aspect of the business has faced a decline since Musk’s acquisition. The recent outage adds a layer of complexity to X’s ongoing evolution and raises questions about the platform’s stability under Musk’s ownership. Users worldwide are left speculating about the cause of the outage and eagerly await further communication from X regarding the incident.
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