Twitter temporarily restricts tweets users can see, Elon Musk announces

FUERSTENWALDE, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 03: Tesla head Elon Musk arrives to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany. Musk is currently in Germany where he met with vaccine maker CureVac on Tuesday, with which Tesla has a cooperation to build devices for producing RNA vaccines, as well as German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier yesterday. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Twitter has applied a temporary limit to the number of tweets users can read in a day, owner Elon Musk has said.

In a tweet, Mr Musk said unverified accounts can read up to 600 posts a day.

Meanwhile, verified accounts are temporarily limited to reading 6,000 posts a day.

Mr Musk has said that newly unverified accounts are limited to reading 300 posts per day. 

In a statement, he said the temporary reading limits were put in place to address “extreme levels” of data scrapping and system manipulation.

On Friday, those trying to access Twitter were told they had to login to view the content.  the move was a “temporary emergency measure”, Mr Musk said.

He claimed that the social  media platform was “getting data pillaged so much that it was degrading service for normal users”. 

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