WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — MySpace, a once-dominant social media platform, admitted Monday it lost 12 years' worth of users' file uploads during a server migration error, according to CNN and other other outlets.
The number of song files missing could number up to 50 million.
MySpace was the most popular social media site from 2005 to 2008, until Facebook surpassed it. It said files from its beginning in 2003 until 2015 may be inaccessible.
"As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace," the company said in a statement on its website. "We apologize for the inconvenience."
Despite several redesigns, MySpace has since been unable to compete with the likes of Facebook and YouTube. The Los Angeles-based company employed about 1,6000 people in 2009 but now lists just 150 employees.
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