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Elon Musk gives update as Twitter experiences 'slight degradation of service'

A few hours after some Twitter users complained of not being able to block some unwanted accounts, Twitter owner and CEO, Elon Musk confirmed there was an issue with the blue app.

Twitter owner Elon Musk.JIM WATSON/AFP/Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

According to Musk, there was a “slight degradation of service” on the micro-blogging platform which was caused by an old “3rd party tool” used to block accounts.

Musk tweeted: “Twitter experienced slight degradation of service today from an old 3rd party tool used to block accounts that had no rate limit (sigh)… Should be fixed now.

Twitter used Rate Limits to detect bots or even spammers on the platform. Rate limit also helped the platform to detect online property misuse by users, bots, or even applications.

This was one of the issues Musk raised before the acquisition as he complained of the high presence of Bots on the platform.

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Twitter has been experiencing slight changes after Musk took over the social media platform last month.

Part of the reasons is due to his new ‘vision'; for the platform and another reason has been due to the mass resignations/sack of some trusted hands at Twitter.

Musk's plan to launch Twitter Blue, a subscription plan created to increase revenue for the platform has met a wall several times and industry watchers have said this may be due to the unavailability of Twitter's core staff who have left the company in droves.

Users recently complained of not being able to block unwanted accounts while some other users complained of seeing tweets from accounts they already blocked.

The ‘slight degradation’ mentioned by Musk was not extensively explained but according to a recent statistics he threw up, it appears it's nothing to worry about.

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Musk had revealed that the platform’s new sign-up accounts, user active minutes were at an all-time high, and the mDAU passed the quarter billion dollar mark.

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