SAN FRANCISCO, Might 25 — Twitter crashed repeatedly yesterday throughout a extremely anticipated reside audio chat between Elon Musk, Twitter’s proprietor, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, hampering the politician’s announcement he’s operating for the Republican presidential nomination.
Since Musk took over the social media platform in October, he has laid off 1000’s of workers together with many engineers who have been accountable for fixing software program bugs.
Present and former Twitter workers beforehand advised Reuters the steep layoffs would put the platform prone to crashing throughout instances of excessive visitors.
“We’ve obtained so many individuals right here that I believe we’re form of melting the servers, which is an effective signal,” mentioned David Sacks, a enterprise capitalist and shut pal of Musk, whereas making an attempt to start out the occasion yesterday.
The Areas session resumed about 25 minutes after it was imagined to kick off, with about 241,000 customers tuning in to hear.
“Failure to Launch”, “Crashed” and #DeSaster have been among the many trending Twitter subjects within the US in the course of the chat session.
In between crashes, US President Joe Biden poked enjoyable on the shaky rollout of DeSantis’ presidential bid by tweeting out a fundraising attraction: “This hyperlink works.”
Ron DeSantis jumps into 2024 White Home race as Trump’s largest menace. — Reuters