According to Twitter’s owner Elon Musk, there is now a restriction on how many tweets a user can read in a day.

He claimed that unverified users can read up to 600 posts per day, verified accounts are permitted to view 6,000 posts each day while this restriction is in place. Newly unverified users are only permitted to read 300 posts each day, according to Mr. Musk.

The limited reading restrictions, he claimed in a tweet, were put in place to handle “extreme levels” of data scraping and system manipulation.

According to Downdetector, a site that tracks online outages, the limits started to have an impact early Saturday, and at one time, more than 7,500 users reported issues using the social media account.

Despite the fact that this number represents a relatively small portion of Twitter’s more than 200 million users globally, the issue was prevalent enough to have the #TwitterDown hashtag trend in various region of the world

Within hours after declaring the action, he altered the tighter restrictions he had initially set.

Accounts with “verified” status are now limited to 10,000 posts per day according to Mr. Musk, unverified users are currently only permitted to read 1,000 posts each day, and 500 for newly unverified accounts.

He later tweeted that he was only doing the world a favor by imposing those restrictions because the majority of people are addicted to Twitter.

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