The Twitter and Threads saga is far from done. The CEOs of both social networking platforms have continued to make statements about one another, with Twitter owner Elon Musk expressing his disgust with the parallels between the two apps. Elon Musk has now accused Threads of ripping off Twitter [again] after Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri’s announcement about placing rate limits on Threads was widely publicised.

“Spam attacks have increased, so we need to tighten things like rate limits, which may unintentionally limit active users (false positives),” Mosseri wrote on Threads. Please let us know if you are harmed by these safeguards.” Musk later responded with “Lmaooo” and “Copy” with a cat emoji when a person tweeted a screenshot of Mosseri’s post.

The announcement about Threads comes just weeks after Twitter made an announcement regarding the implementation of rate limits on its platform. The decision was attributed to data scraping activities by emerging AI startups, according to Elon Musk.

Elon Musk previously mocked Mark Zuckerberg for his absence from Threads, saying that the Meta CEO “doesn’t seem to care about his new product” Threads. Within 24 hours of Musk’s remark, Mark Zuckerberg posted a new thread on Threads with a photo of himself surfing on a lake.

The caption for the post said, “Calm morning on the lake before another big week ahead.”

Meanwhile, Twitter initially allowed paying users to see up to 6,000 tweets per day, while unverified users were limited to 600 postings.

However, these restrictions were later changed to allow just verified accounts a maximum of 10,000 posts, unverified accounts a maximum of 1,000 posts, and new, unverified accounts a maximum of 500 posts. However, Elon Musk has recently revealed that verified users would be limited to 15,000 accessible postings.


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