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X/Twitter Link System Suffers Massive Outage

X, formerly known as Twitter, is currently experiencing technical difficulties with links posted to the platform at the time of this writing.

via Variety:

With the glitch, when URLs posted to X are clicked on, the site’s redirecting service returned an error message that says, “This page is down.”

Reps for X didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The Twitter API Status page does not indicate any outages.

X uses its own link-shortening service, The company explains on its website that “Shortened links allow you to share long URLs in a post while maintaining the maximum number of characters for your message.” X’s link service measures information such as how many times a link has been clicked, which it notes is “an important quality signal” in determining relevancy and interest in a post.

According to X, users cannot opt out of link shortening.

In March 2023, technical problems at X/Twitter returned a weird error message to users who tried to click on URLs for nearly an hour. “Your current API plan does not include access to this endpoint, please see for more information,” the error message read. Twitter blamed the outage on “an internal change that had some

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