Over the weekend, users on X were perplexed as the platform mistakenly blurred and labeled random images, including benign snapshots of nature, books, cars, and animals, as “sensitive content.”
Bot Malfunction: Elon Musk Addresses the Issue
Elon Musk, the owner of X, reported that the problem stemmed from a malfunction in the platform’s bot. Originally designed to combat spam or fraudulent content, the bot erroneously designated regular and harmless publications as “forbidden.” Musk assured users that the glitch was swiftly rectified, with all incorrect markings promptly removed.
Ongoing Challenges: X’s Technical Struggles
This recent technical error marks the latest in a series of challenges for X in recent months. In December, the platform faced its most extensive outage since Musk’s acquisition, with over 100,000 users reporting a temporary halt in feed updates. In August 2023, a glitch wiped out messages posted before 2014, including Ellen DeGeneres’s famed Oscars selfie. In July, X imposed “rate limits,” restricting the number of views per day.
Musk’s Impact: Staff Changes and Rebranding
Since Musk’s arrival, X has undergone significant changes, with approximately 90% of the staff being let go. Many attribute this to an upswing in technical issues, possibly exacerbated by the platform’s rebranding to X. The rebranding includes plans to introduce a dozen new functions, including payment features, notes NIX Solutions.
In conclusion, while X navigates through these challenges, the platform remains committed to addressing and resolving technical issues promptly for its user base.