Twitter Implements Temporary Restrictions on Posts

Twitter, a social media platform, has implemented a temporary restriction on the amount of posts that can be viewed daily due to the extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation, as reported by executive chairman Elon Musk.

In a post published on July 1, Musk indicated that verified accounts will be limited to 10,000 posts per day, while unverified accounts and new, unverified accounts will be restricted to 1,000 and 500 posts daily, respectively.

In recent days, Twitter users have encountered various problems on the platform, such as not being able to access tweets, timelines not appearing, and receiving a “rate limited exceeded” message, which has caused the hashtags #TwitterDown and #TwitterFail to become popular in certain areas.

In the last 24 hours, thousands of user-submitted reports have been received by Downdetector, the real-time outage monitor website, regarding alleged outages of Twitter.

According to Is The Service Down, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the East and West Coasts of the United States appear to be the most impacted areas.

Elon Musk did not specify what could be responsible for collecting Twitter’s information, nor did he give further details about the basis of the “system manipulation” statement, however, he mentioned that their data was being “plundered” to such an extent that it was adversely affecting the user experience.

AI Bot Suspended Following Elon Musk’s Assertion

Some believe that the drastic “data scraping” is a result of web-browsing-capable artificial intelligence chatbots, like OpenAI’s GPT-4.

Twitter has suspended an AI bot linked to memecoin following Elon Musk’s assertion that it was a “scam crypto”.

Twitter’s developer documents state that rate limits are put in place to regulate the amount of requests made to its Application Program Interface (API).

“The document states that these limits enable us to offer a dependable and scalable API that our developer community can count on.”

Outside the office, Musk appears to be preparing for a possible MMA cage fight with Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta.

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