Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was set to announce his run for president on a Twitter Space with Elon Musk today, but Twitter itself had other ideas.
The service, which allows livestreamed group voice chats, cut out quickly after going live at 3PM PT. The audio glitched in and out, at times only played the reverb noise along with some distorted speech. As of 3:15 there were 580,000 listeners in the Twitter space, which was set to be hosted by venture capitalist and Musk ally David Sacks.
Twitter has been beset by technical issues since Musk took over last last year, gutting its staff and slashing the company’s expenses. By 3:20PM PT, TechCrunch observed that the live audio session was only available as a recording.