Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, has put temporary constraints on the social media platform to combat excessive amounts of data harvesting and system manipulation.

Musk announced the change on his Twitter profile on Saturday, saying that verified accounts are temporarily limited to viewing 6,000 posts per day, while unverified accounts and new unverified accounts are limited to reading 600 posts per day and 300 posts per day, respectively.

“To address extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation, we’ve applied the following temporary limits,” he explained.

Verified accounts are only allowed to read 6000 posts each day.
Unverified accounts are limited to 600 posts per day.

“Up to 300 new unverified accounts per day,” Musk tweeted on Saturday, hours after the social networking platform had a global outage.

His clarification came as millions of users worldwide experienced a huge outage, preventing thousands of users from accessing the social networking platform.

According to the outage monitoring website ‘Down Detector,’ over 7,000 users reported Twitter difficulties.

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