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Twitter technical issues crash Ron DeSantis’s 2024 campaign announcement


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was set to announce his 2024 presidential campaign on a Twitter Space with Elon Musk today, but Twitter itself had other ideas.
The livestreamed group voice chat cut out quickly after going live at 3 p.m. PDT. The audio glitched in and out, at times only playing reverb noises along with some distorted speech of the hosts scrambling to determine the source of the problem. Shortly after it began, there were 580,000 listeners in the dysfunctional Twitter Space, which was hosted by venture capitalist and Musk ally David Sacks.
Twitter has been beset by technical issues since Musk took over last year, gutting its staff and slashing the company’s expenses.
Update: By 3:30 p.m. PDT, an alternative Twitter Space with a live Ron DeSantis was up and running, though it only attracted a fraction of the listener base that tuned in to the original announcement. In the new Twitter Space, DeSantis secured his big campa …

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