Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of Twitter, has imposed temporary restrictions on the social media site in an effort to combat widespread data scraping and system manipulation.
Verified accounts are temporarily limited to reading 6,000 posts per day, according to Musk, who made the revelation on his Twitter page on Saturday. The unverified accounts and new unverified accounts are restricted to reading 600 posts per day and 300 posts per day, respectively.
He said, “To address extreme levels of data scraping & 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,” tweeted Musk on Saturday hours after the social media platform was suffering from a global outage.
His clarification came as millions of users across the globe suffered a major outage globally, which prevented thousands of users from accessing the social media platform.
According to the outage monitor website ‘Down Detector’, more than 7,000 users reported issues with Twitter.