After being pressed by journalists over some of his inconsistencies, Musk abruptly left the conversation, and shortly after the entire Spaces feature itself started playing up. At the time of writing, it’s not possible to start a new Spaces conversation or join an existing one, certainly based on the various tests TechCrunch has done internally. In response to one Twitter user wondering what was going on with Spaces, Musk replied that it was “fixing a legacy bug,” and that it should be working again tomorrow.
Over the course of a few hours, Elon:
- Banned journalists he didn't like for no good reason
- Conducted multiple polls to see if people agreed with his bans…he didn't seem to think the results were valid because he didn't like the results
- Blocked all links to Mastodon (solmething I verified personally)
- Joined a Twitter Space to explain himself, but left when questions got hard
- Killed the entire Spaces feature due to a "legacy bug" that could not have been "discovered" at a more convenient time for Musk
I explained why I left Twitter back on November 23, and I feel better about that decision every day.