- X is unavailable to users around the world who report broken features on the platform
- The issues began around 9 a.m. ET and affect the app and website
The problems began around 9 a.m. ET and hit the United States and other countries worldwide.
Users report seeing post titles with no content, empty feeds, and being unable to leave comments.
It is not yet known what caused the error and how many are affected.
The problems began around 9 a.m. ET and hit the United States and other countries worldwide. Users report seeing post titles with no content, empty feeds, and being unable to leave comments
DownDetector, a website that monitors online outages, shows that a flood of problem reports came in on Thursday morning, with many users claiming their posts were not loading on the platform.
About 49 percent of people reported problems with the app, 44 percent with the website, and almost seven percent with the server connection.
Most users try to access X from New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Houston, and Atlanta.
But people in Great Britain, China, Brazil and other countries also report problems.
Some X users noted that the outage occurred just minutes after the Online Safety Act was signed in the UK.
This legislation requires social media companies to ensure the safety of children online.
Social media platforms must prevent and quickly remove illegal content such as terrorism and revenge pornography, and prevent children from seeing harmful content such as bullying or self-harm by enforcing age limits and using age control measures.
The rules also require websites to give adults more control over what they see online, provide users with clear and easily accessible ways to report problems, and provide transparent information about the dangers children face on their websites by publishing risk assessments.
Those who fail to comply face fines of up to $18 million or 10 percent of annual global sales, and possibly even billions for the best-known companies.
In extreme cases, tech bosses even face a prison sentence.