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Social network X, formerly Twitter, owned by billionaire Elon Musk is experiencing outages this morning. Users around the world are reporting that all posts have suddenly disappeared from the network. According to Downdetector, the problems started last night. The X network itself has not issued a statement.
Instead of the network showing classic posts, some users are greeted with the message “Welcome to Platform X!”, but nothing else is available. It is unclear at this time what caused the error.
Musk stated at the end of July that the number of users using its X network at least once a month reached a new high, exceeding 540 million. Musk, who is the richest person in the world and the head of the electric car company Tesla, bought the network last October for $44 billion (roughly a trillion CZK). Back then it was still called Twitter.
During Musk’s tenure, among other things, the rules for writing posts were relaxed, but according to critics, this opened the way for hate speech or the spread of false information. Musk fired most of the company’s employees, including people responsible for removing problematic content, and reinstated accounts that had previously been blocked for reasons such as hate speech. Concerns about the lack of content regulation and some of Musk’s controversial statements have led to a number of advertisers distancing themselves from the X Network.