Elon Musk on Saturday announced a limit on the number of tweets users can read each day after thousands of users reported problems trying to access the social media app.
In a tweet on Saturday afternoon, Musk said that verified accounts can only read 6,000 posts per day. For unverified accounts, that number dropped dramatically to 600 posts per day. New unverified users are limited to 300 posts per day.
Musk said the new changes are temporary and designed to “address extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation.”
For critics, including many longtime users, this is the latest outage since Musk bought the social media site late last year.
Earlier Saturday, many Users have complained of seeing “Could not retrieve Tweets” error message when they try to view or post a Tweet. Some users have also reported seeing a “Rate Limit Exceeded” message.
Users report seeing “Unable to retrieve Tweets” message when they try to view or post a Tweet. “Rate Limit Exceeded” message on “For You” page, which often consists of personally curated content – which long-time users say has been pushing right-wing content lately, while those users said they never showed any Interest.
On Saturday, thousands of people complained about problematic sites on Down Detector, including inability to retrieve tweets, missing timelines and disappearing followers.
Alphabet GOOG, -0.34% GOOGL, +0.17% Search giant Google responded by deleting Google More than half of Twitter pages are linked in search results, the Search Engine Roundtable reported Monday.
This is the third time the platform has faced a notable outage. On March 6, Twitter was reported to be down, links stopped working, and some users were unable to log in, while others were unable to load Image.
Also, on Feb. 8, it was reported that many Twitter users found themselves unable to tweet, follow accounts, or access their direct messages because the platform was experiencing technical issues.
One social media user wrote on Down Detector: “I joined Twitter in 2009 and since Elon took over I’ve had more problems than I’ve ever had before. crazy. “
Even those with access to the platform complained about problems.