Elon Musk, here in Paris, June 16, 2023.
Twitter – Although these actions were tentatively announced by Elon Musk, it was a turning point in Twitter history.
Starting this Saturday, July 1, unverified accounts will now be limited to reading 600 publications per day, and 6,000 per day for verified accounts, the boss of the social network has announced.
New unverified users are even less. They can now access only 300 posts per day.
These roofs should be “soon” 8,000, 800 and 400 respectively according to the Executive Chairman of the Board.
A decision was made “Addressing Extreme Levels of Data Collection and Computer Manipulation”Elon Musk explained in a tweet.
Earlier in the day, he had already announced that messages on the network could not be read without linking and giving his credentials.
“Hundreds of companies (and possibly more) collect data from Twitter so aggressively that it interferes with normal use” By Internet users, according to the majority shareholder of the San Francisco group.
Users initially thought it was a failure
By limiting the number of tweets that can be read per account, Elon Musk seeks to prevent these companies from collecting large amounts of data, especially those used to build so-called artificial intelligence (AI) models.
These companies must develop a generative model capable of responding to requests in everyday language in a human-like manner “train” Interface by giving examples of dialogues.
“All companies doing AI, from startups to the world’s largest conglomerates, are collecting massive amounts of data”Elon Musk insisted. “It’s a bit frustrating that some AI start-ups need to add a large number of servers in a hurry to justify the obscene valuation”He is the hammer.
These additional servers meant Twitter needed more traffic and software or bots to use the platform, but not normal users.
Before these announcements by Elon Musk, many Internet users in France were unable to access Twitter or had difficulty accessing it since afternoon. “Unable to retrieve tweets at this time” or “ Payment Limit Exceeded »Can we read specifically when trying to access tweets or profiles?
The hashtag #TwitterDown (“Twitter Down”) featured prominently on stage during the site Down detectorInternet Incident Tracker identified nearly 3,000 reports of Internet users having trouble accessing Twitter from France as of 5 p.m. this Saturday. Mentioned francetvinfo.fr.
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