Elon Musk said on Twitter on Saturday that temporary reading restrictions have been put in place to address “extreme levels” of data scraping and system manipulation. Elon Musk claimed that Twitter has implemented certain temporary constraints in order to combat excessive amounts of data scraping and system manipulation.
According to Elon Musk, unverified accounts and new unverified accounts are restricted to reading 600 posts per day and 300 posts per day, respectively, while verified accounts are temporarily limited to reading 6,000 posts per day.
That follows Twitter’s announcement that users will need to have an account on the social media site in order to access tweets, a move that Musk on Friday called a “temporary emergency measure.”
Musk claimed that at least a thousand companies were “extremely aggressively” harvesting Twitter data, which was negatively affecting user experience.
Musk had previously indicated his displeasure with artificial intelligence companies using Twitter’s data to train their huge language models, such as OpenAI, the owner of ChatGPT.