Former President Donald Trump recently posted the following on Truth Social, mocking Elon Musk after Twitter’s technical meltdown.
Twitter owner Elon Musk announced that there will be limits on the daily number of tweets users can read, as thousands of users reported problems attempting to access the social media site.
“Goodbye Twitter” has been a trending topic on the microblogging site, Twitter in the United States and some other countries following a controversial announcement made by its billionaire owner Elon Musk on Saturday.
Elon Musk announced that there will be limits on the daily number of tweets users can read, as thousands of users reported problems attempting to access the social media site.
In a tweet Saturday afternoon, Musk said that verified accounts are limited to reading 6,000 posts a day. For unverified accounts, the number drops drastically to 600 posts a day. New unverified users can only access 300 posts a day.
According to Reuters, Twitter’s billionaire owner did not give a timeline for how long the measures would be in place. The day before, Musk had announced that it would no longer be possible to read tweets on the site without an account.
Much of the data scraping was coming from firms using it to build their AI models, Musk said, to the point that it was causing traffic issues with the site.
To create AI that can respond in a human-like capacity, many companies feed the programs examples of real-life conversations from social media sites.
“Several hundred organizations (maybe more) were scraping Twitter data extremely aggressively, to the point where it was affecting the real user experience,” Musk said.
“Almost every company doing AI, from startups to some of the biggest corporations on Earth, was scraping vast amounts of data,” he said.
“It is rather galling to have to bring large numbers of servers online on an emergency basis just to facilitate some AI startup’s outrageous valuation.”