Social network X, under the ownership of Elon Musk, grappled with a widespread outage lasting over an hour. Users reported an inability to access posts due to an unknown error. The disruption affected the X Pro app, formerly known as TweetDeck, which also experienced downtime.
During the outage, users could still connect to Spaces audio rooms and receive notifications. However, posts vanished from feeds and profiles, rendering direct address access ineffective. The DownDetector platform logged more than 65,000 complaints, commencing on December 20 at 21:10 Pacific time.
This incident isn’t the network’s first significant failure under Musk’s ownership. After Elon Musk acquired Twitter, staff reductions caused an upsurge in vulnerabilities and platform instability initially. Despite recent months of relative stability, an earlier major disruption occurred when the platform, then known as Twitter, limited users from accessing posts in early July, notes NIX Solutions.
The sporadic nature of outages continues to pose challenges for the once-stable platform, prompting concerns among users about the network’s operational reliability and performance.