This Saturday, July 1st has been a major blow for Elon Musk and the tech giant Twitter, as reports of outages have soared since 7:30 AM ET. Thousands of users suffering from technical difficulties have sought help from websites such as iMore and DownDetector. This isn’t the first time Twitter has experienced problems under Musk’s reign, proving that the social media platform is struggling to meet its standards set by users.
Twitter is facing an unprecedented outage, with users receiving the dreaded message of ‘rate limit exceeded’ and the hashtag #RateLimitExceeded trending among those still able to access the app. Of those reporting issues, 45% have experienced issues via Twitter’s website, 38% through its app and 17% via its feed.
Frustration has been voiced by Twitter users unable to access their accounts, many of whom are tweeting at or about Elon Musk in their attempts to get help. One user commented that “Every single aspect of Twitter has gotten considerably worse since Elon Musk took over, from constant bots in DMs and comments to regular app collapses, and there are still people who worship him, it is impossible to run a social media platform worse than this.”
With moments of frustration such as this, it remains uncertain how long until Twitter restores full functioning and reflects Elon Musk’s promise of running the platform better.
Users of the popular social media platform, Twitter, have been voicing their discontent with its new owner, tech mogul Elon Musk, following the latest major outage on the first day of July. This is the third outage due to changes made since Musk’s acquisition of the company in October 2022.
One user even asked Musk if he cared about the app anymore. The outages follow a round of significant layoffs under Musk’s watch. This has left many users wondering how long this downward trend will continue and what can be done to put an end to these issues. With tensions rising between customers and ownership, all eyes are now on Elon Musk to see if he can get things back up and running for good.