Twitter, the microblogging site, has limited the number of postings that non-verified users can read each day in an effort to combat data harvesting and system manipulation.
Elon Musk, Twitter’s Executive Chairman, made the announcement via his Twitter account on Saturday.
He explained that this is simply a temporary restriction.
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The new restriction limits verified users to reading up to 6,000 posts per day, while non-verified accounts are limited to 600 posts per day. Furthermore, new non-verified users will be limited to 300 posts each day.
Many individuals criticised Musk’s announcement, claiming that the limits were imposed to entice more users to subscribe to the Twitter blue badge.
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It’s worth mentioning that Elon Musk, who now owns Twitter, drew harsh criticism last year when he unveiled a new subscription service priced at $7.99 per month.
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