Twitter owner Elon Musk has announced a tweet viewing limit of 10,000 messages a day for verified accounts on the social network and 1,000 for unverified ones, all in an effort to avoid “extreme levels of data extraction.” data and system manipulation”.
This has been made known by the also CEO of Tesla in a publication on Twitter, where he has also explained that new unverified users will be able to view up to a maximum of only 500 messages a day.
Musk initially said the bar was set at 6,000, 600 and 300 posts a day for verified, unverified and newly created unverified accounts respectively.
Barely an hour later, the businessman specified that these limitations on viewing tweets were temporary and assured that “soon” they would be increased to 8,000 for verified users, 800 for unverified users, and 400 for new unverified users.
This is the latest in a series of incidents that have plagued Musk’s social network since it was acquired by the Tesla and SpaceX mogul a year ago.
Users can access the Twitter interface, but the message rail does not appear on both the web and the app and instead you can see an error message: “exceeded the rate limit” or “Something went wrong. Please try to reload “. When asked for a comment on what is happening, the company has responded as usual with a brief “poop” emoji.
In February, for 90 minutes, messages could not be published after an error for exceeding the “daily limit” and in March the incident arose because users could not click on links or view photos. Other problems arose after the announcement of layoffs at the company or after the closure of a data center.