Glitch messes with likes and retweet counts leaving Twitter users baffled


The Twitter users in India and abroad complained about a particular glitch when ‘likes’ and ‘retweet’ counts started fluctuating a few days ago in February.  The technical glitch took many users by surprise when they experience unnatural deviations in the like and tweet counts. Twitter has reportedly fixed the problem and apologized for the unintentional inconvenience caused to the users.

The arbitrary fluctuations also resulted in many speculations regarding Twitter’s venture to scrutinize and crackdown fake profiles on the platform. Some thought that this was the effect of a censor content posted on the platform by the users.

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After recognizing the problem, the support team @TwitterSupport apologized in a tweet for the unprecedented problem and assured all the users that it will be fixed in no time. The support team wrote “Some people around the world are experiencing an issue with notifications, Likes, and Retweets. We’re working on resolving this and will follow up soon. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

As per the report from TechCrunch, Twitter confirmed that a bug mislabeled ‘social proof’ tags on the retweets letting users view the posts from many accounts they do not follow on this platform.

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Many users also reported that they were unable to view their tweets and the ‘likes’ and ‘retweet’ numbers are all messed up. A few of the users also demanded a serious investigation based on these glitch issues fearing some underlying reasons behind this anomaly.