Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sends dig at Elon Musk after platform suffers major outage
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Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey just took a swipe at Elon Musk after the social media platform suffered a major outage.
Downdetector highlighted dozens of reports from users yesterday (February 9) who were experiencing issues with basic functions such as tweeting, sending DMs and following accounts.
When trying to share a message, account holders received the following message: "You are over the daily limit for sending Tweets."
FYI, the daily limit is 2,400 tweets.
The international outage was also confirmed by Musk, who said in response to a message asking if Twitter was glitching: "Multiple internal & external issues simultaneously today. Should be fully back on track later tonight."
Twitter's support account also apologised for 'the trouble' and said they were 'aware' of the issue and were 'working to get this fixed'.
Although the platform has since recovered, many are speculating whether the issue had something to do with Musk's Twitter takeover.
The Tesla boss has sent users into a frenzy with plans to charge $8 a month for those coveted blue ticks, while also laying off almost 50 percent of the company’s staff.
It's currently unclear what was to blame for yesterday's technical faults, but one person who doesn't seem too satisfied with how Twitter's being run is its very own co-founder.
Dorsey, who stepped down from his role as CEO in 2021, took to the decentralised social media platform Nostr where someone posted: "Twitter is down, and look where I went to talk about it."
In response, Dorsey said: "Used to be when anything went down, people went to Twitter to talk about it. Now look."
Numerous people commented on the thread, with some sharing their relief that they have somewhere to go if the main sites fail.
Another pointed out the irony of the situation, stating: "We’re talking to the creator of Twitter about Twitter going down on Nostr."
As said, the temporary outage marks just one of many issues Twitter has run into since being taken over by Musk in October last year.
Data from the firm Bot Sentinel previously showed that 877,000 accounts were deactivated, and a further 497,000 were suspended between October 27 to November 1 – which, according to the firm, is double the usual number.
And, back in November, Musk’s huge shakeup behind the scenes at Twitter led to him giving staff an ultimatum – telling them to either agree to conform to his rules of 'insane productivity' or get out.
A big chunk of Twitter's remaining employees who had survived the CEO's mass cull all opted to walk instead of agreeing to his new intense workplace demands.
UNILAD has contacted Twitter and Dorsey's company, Block Inc, for comment.