Twitter goes on fritz, again; Musk cutbacks fingered

Twitter is experiencing a bevy of glitches as links stop working, some users are unable to log in, and images are not loading for others.

The company, which has experienced an uptick, says, “Some parts of Twitter may not be working as expected right now. We made an internal change that had some unintended consequences. We’re working on this now and will share an update when it’s fixed.”

Twitter engineers and experts have been warning that the platform is at an increased risk of fraying since Musk fired most of the people who worked on keeping it running. Just last month, a bug left users unable to send tweets.

In November, engineers who left Twitter said they expect considerable unpleasantness for Twitter’s more than 230 million users, now that well over two-thirds of the San Francisco-based company’s pre-Musk core services engineers are apparently gone.

While they do not anticipate near-term collapse, the engineers said Twitter could get very rough at the edges — especially if Musk makes major changes without much off-platform testing.

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