Twitter suffers problems that disable external links

Twitter suffers problems that disable external links

The social network Twitter suffered serious performance disruptions on Monday that, according to users around the world, prevented them from reading links to articles on other websites.

“At this time some parts of Twitter may not be working as expected,” the company reported in a tweet in which it assured that the problems recorded on Monday were “unintended consequences” of an update to the platform.

The glitch, which appeared to begin to be fixed less than an hour later, came as Twitter, owned by tycoon Elon Musk, grapples with criticism over the network’s performance following a wave of layoffs that cut two-thirds of staff.

Experts say Twitter is running short-staffed, leaving the platform vulnerable to outages, and exposing it to misinformation and harmful content.

During the outage users seeking to open links were met with the message “Your API message does not include access to this site”-.

An API, or application programming interface, refers to Twitter software that is made available to outside developers to make their own adaptations of the platform.

Twitter announced last month that it will stop allowing free access to outside developers as the company looks for new ways to earn revenue.

Since Musk took the reins of Twitter last year, the social network suffered chaotic situations and the loss of advertisers that were its main source of revenue.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.