The latest update to Elon Musk-owned Twitter has created difficulties for users. They have the micro-blogging platform preventing non-registered users from accessing the site, and restricting access to thwart alleged scrapers of data.
The day before, Twitter revamped its website interface in order to stop users from viewing posts without logging in using an account. It was initially not clear if the problem was caused by a technical issue or one that was introduced through the company itself.
In tweets that address the issue, Elon Musk claims it was an issue with scraping. In response to one tweet, Musk declares it a “Temporary emergency measure” in the sense that Twitter had been “getting data stolen so frequently that it was affecting service for regular users.”
Further details were provided by Musk in reply to Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney saying it was “several hundred companies (maybe even more)” that are “scraping Twitter data extremely aggressively up to the point that it was negatively impacting the users’ experience.”
Musk isn’t going into details about the type of scraping that is taking place However, a good candidate is chatbots such as ChatGPT or others, which have been growing in popularity.
The following day, Musk announced a second time to his followers, announcing that because of the “extreme amounts of data scraping and manipulation of systems,” some temporary limits were in to be put in.
Verified accounts, which include those who be paid for Twitter Blue have been granted the privilege of reading 6000 posts a day. Accounts that are not verified get only 600 posts to read each day, while accounts that are not verified have only 300 posts each day.
The changes take place at the same time that users noticed that they were unable to access posts at a certain rate. accessing blog posts. This could be a connection.