Twitter has applied temporary daily reading limits to address “extreme levels” of data scraping and system manipulation, Elon Musk has said.
In a tweet, Musk said verified accounts have been temporarily limited to reading 6,000 posts a day.
Unverified accounts and new unverified accounts have been limited to reading 600 posts a day and 300 posts per day respectively.
Some users reported seeing a message stating “rate limit exceeded” on Saturday – and the phrase RIP Twitter began trending on the social media site.
Musk has not said how long the temporary limits will last for.
People started reporting problems shortly after midday UK time, according to problem and outage monitoring site Downdetector. By 6pm, the website had received thousands of reports.