Elon Musk took over Twitter last year and this remains one of the most controversial and talked-about changes on the internet. Despite efforts by Elon Musk to improve the stability of the platform, Twitter experienced yet another outage during Rihanna’s highly anticipated Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday. The failure of the platform during such a significant event was a disappointment for both users and fans, highlighting the ongoing challenges faced by social media giants like Twitter.
According to Downdetector, almost a thousand users noted that they were having problems with Twitter, peaking as the Super Bowl halftime show started around 8:30 p.m. ET. Reports returned to normal about half an hour later, as the third quarter started.
According to The Wall Street Journal, a few Twitter users were faced with the error message “Tweets aren’t loading right now. Brian Stelter, formerly a media reporter at CNN and the New York Times, also revealed he faced similar problems.
“Did Rihanna’s perfect performance overwhelm Twitter? All I’m seeing are ‘tweets are not loading now’ error messages.”
According to Platformer, the outage during Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show was caused by an accidental deletion of crucial data by a Twitter employee. The incident was reportedly the result of cost-cutting measures implemented by Elon Musk, which resulted in a lack of staffing on the team responsible for preventing such issues.
Rihanna also chose to announce her second pregnancy for a good reason. Rihanna’s halftime show performance received a mixed reception from fans in the end. Regardless, it was a memorable performance and that’s all that matters.
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