X (previously Twitter) on Tuesday introduced that it has mounted the bug that prevented the platform from displaying photographs tweeted earlier than 2014. A number of photographs, in addition to some URLs, from earlier than December 2014 instantly disappeared, irking customers who couldn’t discover their outdated images on the platform. The problem got here underneath the highlight after Ellen DeGeneres’ well-known selfie with a number of Hollywood actors clicked on the 2014 Academy Awards additionally disappeared. Though the picture was later restored after an uproar, X customers discovered that their outdated images had been additionally not seen.
“Over the weekend we had a bug that prevented us from displaying photographs from earlier than 2014. No photographs or knowledge had been misplaced. We mounted the bug, and the problem can be absolutely resolved within the coming days,” the corporate posted from its @Assist account.
On Sunday, a number of customers complained that their tweets revealed previous to December 2014 weren’t seen. “Twitter has now eliminated all media posted earlier than 2014. That’s — up to now — virtually a decade of images and movies from the early 2000s faraway from the service,” a person who goes by Tom Coates posted on X.com. DeGeneres’ selfie taken in the course of the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony within the crowd with varied celebrities like Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence additionally went lacking from her tweet. The picture in DeGeneres’ tweet was later restored, however a reply confirmed that not everybody had been granted that privilege.
The timing for eradicating most photos and hyperlinks that had been damaged appeared associated to modifications Twitter made in 2016 that added “enhanced URL enrichment”. This enhanced model offered an internet site’s HTML title and outline within the Tweet payload, together with Operators for matching these.
In the meantime, X-owner Elon Musk on Tuesday stated, “We exceeded 346 billion user-seconds right this moment.” He famous that that is the platform’s highest utilization ever, “aside from a spike a number of months in the past the place a number of LLM firms tried to obtain our whole database concurrently.” Additionally, he inspired journalists to publish on X. “In case you’re a journalist who needs extra freedom to write down and the next earnings, then publish instantly on this platform!”
— Written with inputs from IANS