Twitter is putting limits to how many tweets its users can read as the Elon Musk-owned service suffers extended outage that has stymied users’ ability to track new posts.
In a tweet, Musk detailed the revised usage quotas. Verified account holders can peruse a maximum of 6,000 posts daily, while unverified users must contend with a drastically reduced limit of 600 posts.
Newly registered, unverified users face even tighter restrictions with an allowance of a mere 300 posts per day, according to the Tesla and SpaceX chief executive.
Musk said that Twitter is wrestling with “extreme levels of data scraping” and “system manipulation.” These new constraints, he says, are an essential measure to curb these pressing issues.
The curb follows tens of thousands of users complaining on Saturday that Twitter was not populating their feeds with newer tweets. Instead, users were greeted with the “rate limit exceeded” error.
The hiccup arrives at a time when social media giant Meta is reportedly preparing to launch its own Twitter rival.