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A 3D-printed Twitter logo is seen in front of a displayed photo of Elon Musk in this illustration taken on October 27, 2022. — Picture by REUTERS

Twitter limiting number of tweets users can read per day, Musk says

LONDON, July 2 — Elon Musk has announced that Twitter is temporarily limiting the number of tweets people can read in a day, as thousands of users reported problems accessing the site.

Musk, who took over Twitter in October after buying it for US$44 billion (RM205.37 billion), announced on Saturday that verified accounts are limited to reading 6,000 posts daily, reported the German News Agency (dpa).

He said unverified accounts can only read 600 posts a day, with new unverified accounts limited to just 300 per day.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said Twitter had imposed the ‘temporary limit’ to ‘address extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation’.

In the UK, a peak of 5,126 people complained of problems accessing the site at 4.12pm on Saturday (July 1), according to the website Downdetector — which tracks online outages.

In the US, the site notes that some 7,461 people complained of issues as of 4.15pm UK time.

#Twitterdown and RIP Twitter began trending as frustrated users were faced with a message saying ‘Rate limit exceeded. Please wait a few moments then try again‘.

— Bernama

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