In a surprising announcement, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, revealed that Twitter will limit how many tweets users can read on its platform. According to Musk, this is a measure to combat misinformation and spam on the social network.
Musk said that verified users, who have a blue checkmark next to their names, will be limited to reading 10,000 tweets per day, while unverified accounts can only access 1,000 posts. He claimed that this will encourage users to be more selective and critical of what they consume online.
The decision has sparked a lot of backlash from Twitter users, who accused Musk of censorship and elitism. Many users pointed out that limiting tweet access will not stop the spread of false or harmful information, but rather create echo chambers and silos among different groups of users.
Musk defended his move by saying that Twitter is a private company and has the right to set its own rules. He also said that users who want to read more tweets can pay a monthly fee to access Twitter Premium, which will offer unlimited tweet access and other features.
Twitter has not officially confirmed or denied Musk’s announcement, but some sources suggest that the change will take effect next week. It is unclear how Twitter will enforce the tweet limit and what consequences users will face if they exceed it.