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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Musk's "X" Slows Loading For Links To Media, Competitors

Link loading times to some Twitter competitors and news media sites posted to X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, appeared to be delayed or throttled for much of Tuesday, Clare Duffy and Sean Lyngaas reported for CNN.

Photo Insert: The site has been plagued by technical issues after Musk bought the site last year and laid off more than half of the staff.



Links posted to X that directed to sites including the New York Times, Reuters, Facebook, Substack and X competitors Bluesky and Threads took around 5 seconds to load — a notable slowdown from the nearly instantaneous loading times, CNN reporters said.


The delays were first reported by users of the technology forum Hacker News. The reason for the delays in loading links to some sites was not clear.



The site has been plagued by technical issues after Musk bought the site last year and laid off more than half of the staff. The delays affected the sites for rival platforms, as well as news outlets that Twitter owner Elon Musk earlier criticized.


Musk also feuded with the New York Times over its refusal to pay for his platform’s new paid verification program, and he has separately called for the outlet to be “canceled,” Jon Passantino and Oliver Darcy also reported for CNN.





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