Twitter is down in Spain and in much of the world. According to pick up the web downdetector.com, Elon Musk’s social network is suffering from a failure that prevents see the web links correctly. The links are completely broken and don’t work.
The problems have started around 6:00 p.m., Spanish peninsular time, which has caused a real rise in user reports. They denounce that the platform not only does not display the links of web pages correctly, but that the images of the entire site have been broken and they don’t show up well.
Let’s remember that Twitter is currently in a very delicate situation, with a staff of dissatisfied workers and with low performance due to waves of layoffs and malpractice by Musk when it comes to running the company. One of the possible theories regarding this failure would be centered in the twitter url shortener used to display what is linked in what users post.
Twitter fails again
Twitter is immersed in a constant testing procedure that leads to all kinds of changes; from Musk’s occurrences to functions that the tycoon had been planning for a long time. Musk recently rose to fame for shutting down Twitter API access to bots and third-party applications. Therefore, users are theorizing that this new bug is due to changes in the Twitter URL shortener.
Twitter makes use of a URL shortener that, as its name suggests, allows you to greatly shorten the links located in a tweet to summarize them with the address ‘t.co’. Thus, users will see the shortened URL instead of seeing the link in its entirety. Proof of that is that the Twitter support website which details this, is completely down.
The error message it gives speaks precisely about the API. Therefore, the best explanation is that the shortener would have undergone a change that caused it to fail, such as closing access to the Twitter API. In this way, everything linked on Twitter may lead to failures. At the moment, Twitter has not confirmed any of this.
Not all of Twitter is down; Services such as DMs (direct messages) on the platform continue to work. However, this is causing many of the images on Twitter they are directly inaccessible (including profile ones), so it seems that the error is even greater. Due to the atypical nature of the bug, it is unknown when the issue will be fully resolved.
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