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In order to prevent “extreme levels” of data scraping and system manipulation, Twitter’s executive chair, Elon Musk, declared in a statement on the social media platform on Saturday that the business is limiting the number of tweets that various accounts can read each day.
According to Elon Musk, verified accounts would initially be restricted to reading 6,000 posts per day, while unverified accounts will be restricted to viewing 600 posts per day, with new unverified accounts having a limit of 300.
In a later Twitter tweet, Elon Musk stated that the temporary reading limit would soon increase to 8,000 posts per day for verified users, 800 posts per day for unverified users, and 400 posts per day for new unverified users. However, he made no mention of the implementation date.
Twitter previously announced that users will need to have an account on the social media site in order to access tweets, a change that Elon Musk described on Friday as a “temporary emergency measure.”
Elon Musk claimed that hundreds of companies—or more—were “extremely aggressively” mining Twitter data, which had an adverse effect on user experience.
Elon Musk previously expressed his annoyance with artificial intelligence companies like OpenAI, the owner of ChatGPT, for exploiting Twitter’s data to build their extensive language models.
The social media platform has already taken various steps to win back advertisers who had left Twitter when it was still owned by Musk and to boost subscription revenue by including verification checkmarks into the Twitter Blue programme.