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Musk says Twitter will limit how many tweets users can read

Published Jul 01, 2023 01:24PM ET Updated Jul 01, 2023 07:10PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of Twitter, gestures as he attends the Viva Technology conference dedicated to innovation and startups at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris, France, June 16, 202

(Reuters) -Twitter is limiting how many tweets per day various accounts can read, to discourage "extreme levels" of data scraping and system manipulation, Executive Chair Elon Musk said in a post on the social media platform on Saturday.

Verified accounts were initially limited to reading 6,000 posts a day, Musk said, adding that unverified accounts will be limited to 600 posts a day with new unverified accounts limited to 300.

The temporary reading limitation was later increased to 10,000 posts per day for verified users, 1,000 posts per day for unverified and 500 posts per day for new unverified users, Musk said in a separate post without providing further details.

Previously, Twitter had announced it will require users to have an account on the social media platform to view tweets, a move that Musk on Friday called a "temporary emergency measure."

Musk had said that hundreds of organizations or more were scraping Twitter data "extremely aggressively", impacting user experience.

Musk had earlier expressed displeasure with artificial intelligence firms like OpenAI, the owner of ChatGPT, for using Twitter's data to train their large language models.

Twitter was down for thousands of users on Saturday morning, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.

Nearly 7,500 users across the social media platform reported issues with accessing the app during the peak of the outage at around 11:17 AM ET.

The social media platform had previously taken a number of steps to win back advertisers who left Twitter under Musk's ownership and to boost subscription revenue by making verification check marks a part of the Twitter Blue program.

Musk says Twitter will limit how many tweets users can read
 

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Saw Chmt
Saw Chmt Jul 02, 2023 8:18AM ET
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GOOD since advritsersmost time having
Asim Shaikh
Asim Shaikh Jul 02, 2023 7:35AM ET
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GOOD since advritsersmost time having
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New Trader Jul 02, 2023 2:35AM ET
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good, since advertisers wont pay lioe before the ones data mining can pay for data, elon bought thr co.pany and faced backlash by activists, which put pressure on companies to reduce ad spend there, ok fine, but pay for data
MD Siyam
MD Siyam Jul 01, 2023 10:40PM ET
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Hi how are you I am Banglades
Warren Silverwood
Warren Silverwood Jul 01, 2023 9:40PM ET
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Woe unto those who have the keys to enter heaven but do not share the wisdom thereof.
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Jay Garrelts Jul 01, 2023 8:17PM ET
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I was thinking about changing a fee for every tweet i look at huh
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Michael Benson Jul 01, 2023 7:21PM ET
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Fiscal policy decisions could impact the economy.
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Todd Gray Jul 01, 2023 5:26PM ET
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Paying your loans off is the oil on the machine. if you n didn't want the debt, you shouldn't have gone to college. You now have the advantage of higher paying jobs, so you pay off your debt.
Mark Snoe
Mark Snoe Jul 01, 2023 5:10PM ET
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Elon Musk "freedom of speech!" in reality. Censorship for the "right true" Idiotismus, but his money and his lost.  What about TUMBRL and Yahoo investment ? Does someone know what's happened with tumbrl after that ? He only wants to have a global social network for market manipulation, because of TSLA shares are only fraud.
Chad Richer Than You
Chad Richer Than You Jul 01, 2023 4:52PM ET
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Student Loan repayments begin in October. Tick Tock…american consumer debt economy is about to implode
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You must be losing a lot. Student loan repayments begin then the top 10% start paying taxes
 
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