Twitter Retains Breaking in Wake of Elon Musk’s Mass Layoffs

Screenshot: Twitter

Have you ever gone to your notifications tab on Twitter, solely to see nothing there? You’re not alone. Customers have more and more reported damaged notifications in latest days. And whereas Twitter didn’t reply to questions on why, it’s onerous to not see a attainable correlation with the mass layoffs of software program engineers instigated by new proprietor Elon Musk, who took over the social media firm in late October.

Gizmodo has skilled Twitter notifications breaking no less than 3 times over the previous week, with the latest outage taking place Monday evening. Mentioning the notifications tab, which reveals different customers responding to your tweets, brings up a rooster graphic on cell or only a clean web page with “nothing to see right here” displayed on the net.

Biz Stone, one of many co-founders of Twitter, even posted a screenshot on Monday displaying his utterly empty notifications. Stone, who has over 2.6 million followers, sarcastically tweeted, “Can’t wait for somebody to say me!”

The discover that customers see on Twitter when utilizing the net when notifications have been damaged.
Screenshot: Twitter

Twitter Areas, a characteristic the place customers can host audio chats, has additionally been having issues over the previous week, with one consumer getting Musk’s consideration on the issue. However all the Twitter Areas workforce was reportedly fired throughout certainly one of Musk’s latest purges.

It’s unclear if the glitches are a direct results of Twitter firing 1000’s of individuals in numerous numerous roles, together with every little thing from engineering to gross sales. Whereas anecdotally there are folks on the platform who declare the variety of little one exploitation photos is down since Musk took over, it’s onerous to think about that’s true when Musk has completely gutted the kid security workforce. In reality, the kid security workforce for all of Asia, primarily based in Singapore, has only one full time worker proper now, in response to Wired UK. Meaning only one particular person is looking for little one exploitation materials which will originate in Japan, with 59 million Twitter customers, the corporate’s second largest market after the U.S.

Musk’s takeover of Twitter was mired in controversy from the beginning, with the billionaire making an attempt to again out of the $44 billion deal at one level. However Musk was finally pressured to purchase the corporate and has instituted modifications which have alienated advertisers and been pleasant to far-right extremists. Even Andrew Anglin, the founding father of the neo-Nazi web site the Day by day Stormer, has been welcomed again on the platform. In the meantime, high-profile left-leaning accounts just like the anarchist collective CrimethInc, are getting purged.

Twitter didn’t reply to a request for remark late Tuesday. Gizmodo will replace this text if we hear again. However given the truth that Twitter reportedly fired its whole communications workforce, we’re not going to carry our breath.

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