Then, just yesterday, Twitter experienced a mass outage. Users were incorrectly sent messages telling them they’d reached their “Tweet limit” for the day. Note: Twitter actually does have a tweet limit of 2,400 posts per 24-hours—but in this case, the warnings were erroneous.


Though the origins of the outage were initially mysterious, the new Platformer report offers an explanation for that too. Apparently, an employee unintentionally deleted data for the “internal service that sets rate limits for using Twitter,” the outlet wrote. The numerous people that used to manage that rate limit service haven’t been employed at Twitter since November.

“As the adage goes, ‘you ship your org chart,’” one current employee told Platformer. “It’s chaos here right now, so we’re shipping chaos.”