Twitter implements temporary limits to address data scraping, system manipulation

Elon Musk announced on Saturday that Twitter has implemented temporary reading limits to combat “extreme levels” of data scraping and system manipulation.

In a post on the social media platform, Musk revealed the measures being taken.

According to Musk, verified accounts will be temporarily restricted to reading 6,000 posts per day. Additionally, unverified accounts and new unverified accounts will have limits of 600 and 300 posts per day, respectively.

This decision by Twitter follows their recent announcement that users will be required to have an account on the platform to view tweets. Musk referred to this move as a “temporary emergency measure” on Friday.

Musk highlighted the aggressive data scraping behavior of “hundreds of organizations or more,” which has significantly impacted user experience on Twitter.

To regain advertisers who had left the platform during Musk’s ownership and to boost subscription revenue, Twitter had previously implemented various strategies. One of these strategies involved incorporating verification check marks into the Twitter Blue program.