Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, has come under criticism for setting temporary limits on the number of tweets available to users on the platform.
In a tweet on Saturday, Musk said verified users on Twitter will have access to 6,000 posts daily.
The billionaire added that unverified and new users will be allowed to read daily 600 and 300 posts, respectively.
Musk said the reason for the limitation is to “address extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation.”
A few hours later, the Twitter CEO said the cap was raised to 10,000 posts per day for verified users, 1,000 posts for unverified and 500 posts for new unverified users.
Musk’s announcement, however, attracted a wave of backlash from users of the microblogging platform.
“Bro why did you Even Purchased this app when you can’t handle it,” Ace wrote.
Another user identified as Theresa Rein wrote: “Does anyone in your group of advisors ever say No to you?, “That action will create the following unwanted consequences?”
Hedgehog Cabin wrote: “Whatever you’ve done is hurting genuine users and is having a negative effect to verified users. My followers can’t like my tweets because they’ve hit a limit of liking.”
Kathleen wrote: “My interaction level is way down because of this nonsense. My followers are all interacting with me more on other platforms. Seems pretty backwards to me.”
Lawyer wrote: “Twitter is officially dead.”
George wrote: “Everyone going to Instagram once their rate limit exceeds #riptwitter.”
Another user called Bryan Behar said, “From the day Musk took over, I no longer see any of my favorite accounts in my feed. And I’ve lost 15 thousand followers. Way to make an app profoundly less fun!”
Below are what some user had to say:
I don’t blame Elon Musk for the continual disaster Twitter has become under his crazed rule. I blame the previous regime who took legal action to force him to buy it.
— Nelson Jones 🇺🇦 👩🏻 𓋹🗽 (@Heresy_Corner) July 4, 2023
Elon musk needs to park it up now, he’s doing too much.
— 𝙵𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚋𝚘𝚢 ✞𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎 👑🇺🇸 (@fineboytunde_) July 4, 2023
Bro why did you Even Purchased this app when you can't handle it 😭🙏
— ACE (@FCB_ACEE) July 1, 2023
@ElonMusk Does anyone in your group of advisors ever say “No” to you? Do they ever say, “That action will create the following unwanted consequences”? I started using Twitter early. And watched it grow as a community and platform. You are killing it, Mate. And not in a good way.
— Thérèse Rein (@Therese_Rein) July 2, 2023
This is the most ridiculous idea I’ve ever seen on here. It’s destroying Twitter.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) July 1, 2023
Whatever you've done is hurting genuine users and is having a negative knock-on effect to verified users.
My followers can't like my tweets because they've hit a limit of liking.
See how mad that is?
You've actually stopped folk being able to express their positive feelings.
— Hedgehog Cabin (@HedgehogCabin) July 1, 2023
Truth. My interaction level is way down because of this nonsense. My followers are all interacting with me more on other platforms simply because they can’t interact here. Seems pretty backwards to me.
— Kathleen (@sweatsntopknots) July 3, 2023
Twitter is officially dead😂😂 pic.twitter.com/LUHKFCaKdg
— Lawyer (@UGLawyer) July 1, 2023
From the day Musk took over, I no longer see any of my favorite accounts in my feed. And I’ve lost 15 thousand followers.
Way to make an app profoundly less fun! #RIPTwitter
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) July 1, 2023
Seems like Twitter might actually die. Thanks to Elon for hammering home the lesson that billionaires aren't exceptionally hardworking or intelligent and that the far right doesn't actually care about free speech, just being able to control speech. #RIPTwitter
— Dan Grzybek (@Dan_Grzybek) July 1, 2023
Elon Musk, Abeg return our mandate you’ve taken from us. pic.twitter.com/kVFmBjosZq
— 𝕄𝕦𝕓𝕚 👨💻🧑🦯 (@mubiprime1) July 4, 2023
Musk has been in the news over his controversial policies since he acquired Twitter.