Twitter limiting number of tweets users can read per day, Musk says

Twitter limiting number of tweets users can read per day, Musk says

This comes after thousands reported difficulties accessing site yesterday

LONDON – Elon Musk has announced that Twitter is temporarily limiting the number of tweets people can read in a day as thousands of users reported problems accessing the site.

Musk, who took over Twitter in October after buying it for US$44 billion (RM205.4 billion), announced yesterday that verified accounts are being limited to reading 6,000 posts a day, reported German news agency dpa.

Unverified accounts can only read 600 posts a day, with new unverified accounts limited to just 300 per day, he said. The Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer said Twitter had imposed the “temporary limit” to “address extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation”.

In the United Kingdom, a peak of 5,126 people complained of problems accessing the site at 4.12pm yesterday, according to the website Downdetector, which tracks online outages. In the United States, some 7,461 people complained of issues as of 4.15pm, UK time, the site notes.

#Twitterdown and RIP Twitter began trending as frustrated users were faced with a message saying “Rate limit exceeded. Please wait a few moments, then try again”.

– Bernama, July 2, 2023

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