Twitter Guarantees It Mounted the Bug That Wiped Images From Earlier than 2014

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Elon Musk’s Twitter (now generally known as X) goes nice! After information broke {that a} glitch precipitated many of the platform’s content material from 2014 and earlier than to be scrubbed, the corporate launched an replace claiming that the bug has been zapped.

This weekend, Musk’s X borked the system and by accident wiped entry to built-in hyperlinks and pictures from Tweets previous to December 2014. As The Verge notes, this consists of, for instance, that well-known selfie of Ellen Degeneres, Bradley Cooper, Lupita Ny’ongo, and others on the 2014 Oscars in replies. Now, X has launched an replace to tell us that the problem has been resolved. In accordance with the corporate’s assertion posted yesterday to the platform, no knowledge was really deleted and the bug simply saved that knowledge from being displayed correctly. Affected hyperlinks and pictures ought to be again to regular within the coming days.

“Over the weekend we had a bug that prevented us from displaying photographs from earlier than 2014,” X Assist tweeted yesterday night. “No photographs or knowledge had been misplaced. We mounted the bug, and the problem shall be absolutely resolved within the coming days.”

X consumer Tom Coates noticed the bug this previous Saturday. A follow-up tweet from Coates illustrates simply how dystopian his feed of pre-2014 tweets with no photographs really appears. Whereas X Assist didn’t disclose the reason for the bug, it’s probably that it dug itself into the platform’s URL-shortening software program.

X didn’t instantly return Gizmodo’s request for touch upon the bug.

The bug, whereas apparently mounted, may be very indicative of the whack-a-mole of issues that Musk’s X has been coping with—a few of that are the brainchild of the tech billionaire himself. Musk has reportedly reduced traffic to news outlets that have written poorly about him, like The New York Occasions and Reuters, in addition to rivals like Threads, Fb, and Bluesky. Talking of rivals, final Spring, platform customers seen that they were unable to post, retweet, or reply to tweets that had a link to Substack.

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