Widespread Twitter, Instagram, Youtube Outage Leaves Users Frustrated

Twitter and Instagram users began reporting widespread interruptions with their social media accounts on Wednesday, revealing they received error messages when trying to post content.

According to Downdetector, a real-time outage monitoring website, a wave of Twitter users reported they were having difficulties with the social media platform, whereby they received an error message telling them they’ve surpassed the “daily limit” for posting tweets. Some users also said they weren’t able to access or send messages on the site, either.

“I am not able to post from the app, nor online in a browser,” wrote one frustrated user. “It tells me that I have reached my allowed limit, to which I had not even tweeted anything yet for the day.” Similarly, another user said they too, exceeded their 2400 tweet daily limit, despite logging on for the first time for the day.

However, the outage doesn’t appear to be world-wide as some users said they were able to post tweets, while others said they circumvented the problem by scheduling to publish them for a later time.

Meanwhile, in what could be related to the glitch, the official Twitter Developer account recently unveiled that Twitter API is undergoing updates, where users will no longer have access to the free version, but rather a paid basic tier. “Twitter is enforcing its long-standing API rules,” the account tweeted. “That may result in some apps not working.”

However, Twitter CEO Elon Musk appears to allude that the Turkish government was behind the outage, although failing to explain how that would impact non-Turkish users’ lack of access to the social media platform.

Whatever the cause may be, it now appears that YouTube has also succumbed to the same fate, with some users reporting they’re unable to watch content on the website.

Information for this briefing was found via Downdetector, Twitter, and the sources mentioned. The author has no securities or affiliations related to this organization. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

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