Jul 3, 2023

Why has Twitter restricted its own tweets?

On Saturday Twitter began to restrict how many tweets its users could read. Elon Musk tweeted that unverified users could read 1,000 tweets, and verified users 10,000. Mr Musk told me in April that "Most" of the advertisers had returned after initially pausing their ads from Twitter after his takeover. Platforms like Twitter and Reddit hold a treasure trove of hundreds of billions of real human conversations - an incredible resource for AI companies. At around the same time, Elon Musk said that Microsoft was "Ripping off the Twitter database, demonetizing it and then selling our data to others". Twitter Blue has not been what Elon Musk had hoped.

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