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Twitter down for thousands of users, says Downdetector

Outage comes after Musk said Twitter has lost half its advertising revenue
The shadows of people holding mobile phones are cast onto a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw on September 27, 2013. Reuters
The shadows of people holding mobile phones are cast onto a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw on September 27, 2013. Reuters

Services of Twitter, the microblogging site, were down for thousands of users on Sunday, the Downdetector said.

The outage-tracking website reported that thousands of users in the United States and Japan were facing problems while accessing Twitter.

The development comes after Twitter owner Elon Musk said that the billion-dollar social media platform has lost an estimated half of its advertising revenue.

 The cursor on the bar shows the number of complaints at the mentioned time in the United States. Screengrab
The cursor on the bar shows the number of complaints at the mentioned time in the United States. Screengrab

 The cursor on the bar shows the number of complaints at the mentioned time in Japan. Screengrab
The cursor on the bar shows the number of complaints at the mentioned time in Japan. Screengrab

Musk says Twitter has lost half its advertising revenue The development comes after the Twitter owner Elon Musk said that the billion dollar social media platform has lost an estimated half of its advertising revenue.

“We’re still negative cash flow, due to ~50% drop in advertising revenue plus heavy debt load,” the billionaire, who bought the site for $44 billion last October said in a post. He was responding to a user who was giving suggestions on financing for the platform.

“Need to reach positive cash flow before we have the luxury of anything else,” he added, without further elaboration.

Insider Intelligence has reported that Twitter was set to earn less than $3 billion in 2023, down one-third from 2022.

Changes instituted by Musk since his takeover of Twitter have turned off users and advertisers alike. Earlier this month, Musk announced that Twitter was limiting verified accounts to reading 10,000 tweets a day.

Non-verified users – the free accounts that make up the majority of users – are limited to reading 1,000 tweets per day.

New unverified accounts would be limited to 500 tweets.

A few days later Twitter said TweetDeck, a popular program that allows users to monitor several accounts at once, will be available only to “verified” users from next month.

The changes came as Threads, an app launched by Facebook parent Meta as a rival to Twitter, signed up more than 100 million users in its first five days.

Twitter is thought to have around 200 million regular users but it has suffered repeated technical failures since Musk bought the platform and sacked thousands of staff.

Musk has threatened to sue Meta for stealing trade secrets and intellectual property, claims denied by the company.

(With input from AFP)

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