X, or the site formerly known as Twitter, broke in a novel way on Wednesday. As of about 2 p.m. ET on Dec. 13, clicking any link at all on X led to an error page.
A YouTube link, an article, anything — try to click out and you get a cutesy error page from X.
The error read, alongside an image of an overturned ice cream cone:
“This page is down
I scream. You scream. We all scream… for us to fix this page. We’ll stop making jokes and get things up and running soon.”
After seeing a few posts about the issue, I tried a few different links on both my laptop and phone. And I got the same error message no matter what.
The issue persisted for at least a half an hour and had not been rectified by about 2:15 p.m. eastern time.
On December 13, X (formerly known as Twitter) experienced a unique issue where clicking on any link on the platform led to an error page. This error page displayed a message alongside an image of an overturned ice cream cone, stating that the page was down and that they were working to fix it. This issue persisted for at least half an hour and had not been resolved by 2:15 p.m. eastern time. Several users reported encountering the same error message when trying to click on different links. Additionally, an article highlighted the bugs and broken features that Twitter users had been experiencing on the platform.