X, formerly known as Twitter, has been hit by a global outage – the platform’s second crash in 24 hours.
Issues began to emerge around 10 a.m. ET, affecting the website, app, and server connection – but the bug appeared to be resolved about an hour later.
Users reported that posts were not loading properly – the same problem as Monday.
Tuesday’s outage came as Musk announced he would begin charging everyone for using X.
X, formerly known as Twitter, has been hit by a global outage – the platform’s second crash in 24 hours
DownDetector, a website that monitors online outages, showed that the outage affected major cities in the United States, including Boston, New York City and Los Angeles.
Other countries such as the United Kingdom and parts of Europe and Asia also had problems.
DownDetector showed that the majority of users had problems with the website, followed by problems with the app and server connection.
What caused the failure is unknown.
Users saw error messages that said: “Something went wrong, but don’t worry – it’s not your fault.”
Musk announced Monday that “the only way to protect yourself from bot accounts” is to charge everyone who uses X a fee – albeit “a small monthly payment.”
Users reported that posts were not loading properly – the same problem as Monday
Tuesday’s outage came as Musk announced he would begin charging everyone for using X
X currently charges $8 per month for its Blue membership, which gives paying users the verification check mark and access to premium features.
It’s unclear how much Musk would charge for those without a blue check mark and what benefits they would receive.
During a live-streamed conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Musk revealed his plans to charge users.
“I would say the number one reason we decided to pay a small monthly payment to use the
“A bot costs a fraction of a cent, but if someone has to pay a few dollars or something like that… every time you have a new bot you have to get a new payment method.”
“As we prioritize contributions from
“We want it to be a small amount of money.”
“This is a long discussion, but in my opinion this is the only defense against huge armies of bots.” “The better AI gets, the better it passes captcha tests than humans.”
However, Musk’s messages have sparked a movement among X users who are not threatening to delete their accounts if they are forced to pay.
“The day Twitter becomes a paid service is the day I move on,” one person wrote on X.
Another added: “I’m done with Twitter as soon as Musky tries to charge me for a minute.” Find me on Threads. It’s free.’
“If Musk starts charging for Twitter I’m out of here,” others chimed in. “Start using only threads.” “Twitter will lose a few hundred million users.”