Exactly Why Is Elon Musk Applying a ‘Rate Limit’ On Twitter?

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  • Twitter imposes temporary viewing limits because of data scraping and manipulation.
  • Elon Musk increases publish limits for verified and unverified accounts.

Twitter, the most popular social networking platform, has enforced temporary limits on the amount of posts users can observe each day because of what Elon Musk, Twitter executive chairman, known as “extreme amounts of data scraping and system manipulation.” Users have been experiencing issues for example missing timelines and receiving “rate limit exceeded” messages, inducing the hashtag #TwitterDown #TwitterFail trending. 

Initially, verified accounts were limited to 6,000 posts each day, unverified accounts to 600, and new unverified accounts to 300. However, Elon Musk later announced a rise in the boundaries to eight,000, 800, and 400, correspondingly. Soon after, he tweeted again, stating the brand new limits as 10,000, 1,000, and 500. 

Elon Musk justified these limitations, saying they try to encourage users to invest a shorter period around the platform and interact using the real life. He emphasized the changes are temporary measures to combat these issues. Twitter users are hopeful these adjustments will alleviate the issues and boost their overall experience around the platform.

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