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DeSantis’ campaign bragged its Twitter launch ‘broke the internet.’ These 9 online events were much bigger — and didn’t glitch.


CEO Elon Musk helped DeSantis launch the botched Spaces for the 2024 campaign announcement.Scott Olson/Getty Images

  • Ron DeSantis launched his 2024 campaign for president on Wednesday in a glitchy Twitter Space.
  • His campaign bragged they “broke the internet” and others said it was the largest online event ever.
  • Here are 9 online events with more viewers — that didn’t break down.

On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially launched his 2024 campaign for the GOP presidential nomination.

But the streamed launch event, hosted by Elon Musk and tech entrepreneur David Sacks on Twitter Spaces, was plagued by technical difficulties. Audio cut out, Spaces crashed, and the stream faced repeated glitches that prompted DeSantis’ campaign to abruptly end and restart the stream nearly half an hour later.

At its peak, roughly 600,000 people were in the Twitter Space. But by the time the launch restarted, that number was down over half.

“I think you broke the internet there,” Sacks said, later calling it “by far the biggest room ever held on social media.”

It wasn’t. Here are 9 online events that were bigger than DeSantis’ 2024 campaign launch — and didn’t glitch out:

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Posted on: May 25, 2023, 11:25 am Category: Uncategorized

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