Several Twitter users unable to access website as Elon Musk set to begin mass layoffs today

New Delhi: On Friday morning, many Twitter users reported issues with the microblogging site.

Many said they couldn’t log into the website. A pop-up saying “An error occurred, but don’t worry – try again” appears when the feed page first loads.

“I can’t access twitter and I get an error prompt… Something went wrong but don’t worry let’s try again. Try again,” one social media user wrote.

Apparently the outage started around 3am and had a relatively large peak around 7am.

Meanwhile, Twitter has been making headlines for other reasons too, thanks to Elon Musk. Last week, he took over Twitter and fired its top executives.

It also began mass layoffs today. According to an unsigned internal memo seen by The Verge, Twitter employees were told in the email that layoffs were to begin.

Employees will receive an email by 9:00 a.m. PST on November 4 confirming whether or not they have been terminated, according to the internal memo, which also states that employee badge access to Twitter offices will be closed “temporarily.”

“We recognize that this is an incredibly difficult experience to have whether you are affected or not,” the memo reads.

“Please continue to abide by Twitter’s policies that prohibit you from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press, or elsewhere,” the memo added.

Musk is expected to cut about half of Twitter’s roughly 7,500 employees.

Musk has previously indicated he will be making job cuts at Twitter, telling employees at a town hall meeting this summer that there needed to be “downsizing” at the social network.

In April, Twitter agreed to Musk’s proposal to buy and private the social media service. However, Musk quickly began casting doubt on his intentions to follow through on the deal, alleging that the company failed to adequately disclose the number of spam and fake accounts on the service.

In July, in a surprising turn of events, Musk, who had long expressed an interest in buying Twitter, terminated the deal. The Tesla CEO did so by alleging that Twitter violated their mutual purchase agreement by misrepresenting the number of spam and fake bot accounts on its platform.

After Musk announced the termination of the deal, the market fell sharply. Twitter later sued Musk accusing him of using bots as a pretext to get out of a deal. Again, last week, Musk confirmed that he would pursue the takeover of Twitter at the originally agreed price of $54.20 per share. -ANI

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