Twitter repeatedly crashed Wednesday during an anticipated live audio chat between Twitter owner Elon Musk and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, making it difficult for the politician to announce that will seek to be the candidate for the presidency of the Republican Party.
Since Musk took over the social media platform in October, he has laid off thousands of employees, including many engineers who were tasked with fixing software bugs.
Current and former Twitter employees previously told Reuters the heavy layoffs would put the platform at risk of crashing at times of high traffic.
“We have so many people here that I think we’re melting down the servers, which is a good sign,” David Sacks, a venture capitalist and close friend of Musk’s, said as he tried to kick off the event on Wednesday.
The Spaces session resumed about 25 minutes later than planned, with some 241,000 users tuning in to listen.
US President Joe Biden indirectly mocked DeSantis’s presidential candidacy launch tweeting a fundraising appeal: “This link works.”
Connect with the Voice of America! Subscribe to our channel Youtube and activate notifications, or follow us on social networks: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.