Twitter Spaces on Temporary Hold. Here’s Why:

Twitter Spaces

After buying Twitter for $44 billion in October and taking it private, Elon Musk has just been creating drama on the platform. The latest feature to catch his attention is Spaces, Twitter’s live audio feature.

Last night, a group of journalists were holding a Spaces session and Elon joined in. Some journalists, some of whom had been banned by Elon Musk were in the Spaces session including some Times, Post, CNN, Mashable, and Intercept tech reporters.

Elon musk was asked 3 questions and he couldn’t answer even one. The incendiary tech mogul informed the journalists that the same doxing rules apply to them and that they aren’t special.

“You dox, you get suspended,” he said.

This was coming after he had suspended @ElonJet, an account that tracks Elon Musk’s jet activities. It is worth noting that this data is publicly available. An additional 25 accounts that track the planes of high-profile individuals, billionaires and government agencies were also suspended.

Jack Sweeny, the account that owns ElonJet was also suspended.

After getting criticised on the Spaces session, he left and the Spaces feature started acting up – going blank and everyone got kicked out. Even the recording was not available.

Also, banned accounts could join Spaces as there was a bug which let them do that as Spaces is built on an old Perisocope backend.

Twitter has now temporarily taken Spaces off the platform. Its dedicated icon is not even visible on the bottom navigation of the Twitter app.

Elon took to Twitter to share that they are “fixing a legacy bug” and all will be well later today. At the time of writing, Spaces is still not available.

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