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Elon Musk’s X is Throttling Traffic to Websites He Dislikes

Users are facing delays when they select certain links

The company formerly known as Twitter has been slowing the speed with which users could access links to The New York Times, Facebook and other news organizations and online competitors, a move that appeared targeted at companies that have drawn the ire of owner Elon Musk.

Users who clicked a link on Musk’s website, now called X, for one of the targeted websites were made to wait about five seconds before seeing the page, according to tests conducted Tuesday by The Washington Post.

The delayed websites included X’s online rivals Facebook, Instagram, Bluesky and Substack, as well as the Reuters wire service and The New York Times. All of them have previously been singled out by Musk for ridicule or attack.

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