Twitter’s Latest Blunder Leaves Millions of Vulnerable Users Without Access to Their Accounts

Social media can be a great way to stay in touch with the people who are in your life, but in spite of the fact that this is the case it has turned into something far more important over the years. Nowadays, social media is often used to stay up to date in the goings on around the world. That is why so many world governments decide to clamp down on its access and make it harder to open up sites like Twitter than might have been the case otherwise.

Twitter actually tried to find a workaround for this by launching its own Tor onion service because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing users to circumvent blocks. Users would be able to access the site regardless of any restrictions imposed by their authoritarian governments. This has been especially useful in Russia, where the only information mainstream media offers is whatever the government has approved.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Elon Musk just made the confusing decision to allow the Tor onion certificate to expire. This means that millions of users that relied on the onion to get to Twitter and obtain objective news updates have now been deprived of the service.

What makes matters all the more frustrating is that Elon Musk also disbanded the comms team that Twitter had on staff. This has made it quite difficult to get any comments on the matter, although some are saying that this is exactly how Elon Musk wants it with all things having been considered and taken into account.

Twitter has suspended a lot of services in an attempt to cut down on costs. However, these disruptions are making the platform worse. Elon Musk is well on his way to ruining the social media platform, and unless he makes some major changes users will start to lose hope in his abilities. Musk has not commented on the matter either, and it is unlikely that he ever will.

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