Photos and videos are not displayed correctly, links do not work. We are working flat out to fix the bug.

Extensive technical disruptions occurred on Twitter on Monday. “Some parts of Twitter may not be working as expected at this time,” Twitter support wrote on the short message platform.

The technical problems were apparently caused by the technical department itself, which had been greatly reduced in terms of personnel due to several waves of layoffs. “We made an internal change that had some unintended consequences,” the Twitter support tweet said.

For a number of users, the content on the website still appeared as usual. However, photos and videos embedded in tweets were not displayed correctly. The links in the tweets did not work for users like the network activist Markus Beckedahl. Twitter support said they are working on fixing the bug and will release an update when the bug is fixed.