Elon Musk has drawn a line on the number of tweets users can read every day on Twitter. On Saturday, July 1, Musk announced the new program after thousands of users reported challenges attempting to access the website.
Musk stated in a tweet on Saturday afternoon that verified accounts can only read 6,000 posts per day. The number of posts per day for unverified accounts significantly decreases to 600. Each day, only 300 posts can be accessed by new unverified users.
He revealed in an update that the rate limits would soon go up to 8,000 for verified users, 800 for unverified users, and 400 for new unverified users.
In a tweet, Musk stated that the change is only temporary. It is designed to “address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation.”
Users reported a “Rate limit exceeded” or “Cannot retrieve tweets” error message. As of 11 a.m. ET, more than 7,300 people reported issues with Twitter to the website Downdetector.