Twitter suffers major outage, Elon Musk says backend server changes caused it


Twitter on Wednesday suffered a major outage as signing in to its web version was difficult for a lot of users who were greeted with an error message when they tried signing in.

When users attempted to access the microblogging service, they were met with an error notice. More than 8,700 users reported problems with the site as of 7:30 am EST (12:30 pm GMT), Al Jazeera reported citing Downdetector, which tracks website outages.

As Twitter went down for several users globally including in India, Elon Musk on Thursday said the outage was because of backend changes to make the micro-blogging platform faster.

Twitter was down for millions of users in the US, India and other countries, with some facing problems signing in or accessing their accounts.

For some users, timelines did not refresh and many accounts were shown as non-existent.

Musk said that “significant backend server architecture changes” have been rolled out.

“User reports indicate Twitter is having problems since 7:13 EST,” Downdetector said in a tweet.

The outage occurs two months after Elon Musk acquired Twitter in a $44 billion deal.

One of the richest men in the world and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has significantly decreased the platform’s personnel, introduced a paid membership service, and overseen divisive modifications to its moderation procedures.

In the latest move, Musk has decided to reform Twitter policies and said that the new Twitter policy will follow and question science.

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