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Elon Musk, the Chief Executive officer of the microblogging site, Twitter, on Saturday, set temporary limits on the social media platform to address extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation.

Musk, while making the announcement on his Twitter page, explained that Verified accounts are temporarily limited to reading 6,000 posts a day, while unverified accounts and new unverified accounts are limited to reading 600 posts a day and 300 posts per day, respectively.

He said, “To address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation, we’ve applied the following temporary limits:
– Verified accounts are limited to reading 6000 posts/day
– Unverified accounts to 600 posts/day
– New unverified accounts to 300/day,” tweeted Musk on Saturday hours after the social media platform was suffering from a global outage.

This is coming as millions of users across the globe suffered a major outage globally, which prevented thousands of users from accessing the social media platform.

According to the outage monitor website ‘Down Detector’, more than 7,000 users reported issues with Twitter.

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