Twitter suffered a brief but unprecedented outage with users worldwide reporting they could no longer read links to articles from outside websites. The outage was however fixed in an hour.
“Some parts of Twitter may not be working as expected right now,” the company’s tech support account said in a tweet, blaming the problem on “unintended consequences” from an update to the platform. It said that it has made an internal change that had some unintended consequences, adding that it was working on the issue.
During the outage, users trying to click into links were greeted with an error message saying “your API plan does not include access to this endpoint.”
Experts say Twitter is running on a skeleton staff, leaving the platform vulnerable to outages as well as disinformation and harmful content given the fewer numbers to keep the site up and running.
Since Musk took ownership of Twitter, the platform has been riven by chaos, with major advertisers fleeing, and multiple outages.
The latest problems with the messaging platform came a week after reports of another round of layoffs including product managers, big data experts and engineers working on machine learning and platform reliability.