In an effort to prevent the high levels of data scraping and system manipulation that have been taking place, Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, has put some temporary restrictions on the social media network.
Musk, who made the revelation on his Twitter page on Saturday, noted that unverified accounts and new unverified accounts are limited to viewing only 600 posts per day and 300 posts per day, respectively, while verified accounts are limited to reading only 6,000 posts per day. Musk, who made the revelation, stated that the capacity of verified accounts to read 6,000 posts per day is currently being temporarily restricted.
Musk tweeted on Saturday, hours after the social media platform was experiencing an outage around the world, “To address extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation, we’ve applied the following temporary limits:
– Verified accounts are limited to reading 6000 posts/day;
– Unverified accounts to 600 posts/day;
– New unverified accounts to 300/day.” In response to the statement that “unverified accounts are limited to reading 6000 posts per day,” he made this statement.
His statement was made at precisely the same moment when a major disruption was being felt by millions of people in different parts of the world. Due to the downtime, hundreds of users were prevented from accessing the social networking website.
More than 7,000 people have reported having issues with Twitter, as indicated by the website that tracks outages and goes by the name “Down Detector.”
More details coming soon…