Thousands of Twitter users report problems accessing site as Elon Musk says new limits have been installed

July 02, 2023

As thousands of Twitter users reported problems attempting to access the social media site Saturday, Elon Musk tweeted he is limiting the daily number of tweets users can read. In a tweet Saturday afternoon, Musk said that verified accounts are limited to reading 6,000 posts a day. New unverified users can only access 300 posts a day. In an update, he said rate limits would soon increase to 8,000 for verified users, 800 for unverified and 400 for new unverified. Other outages coincided with reports of a data center closure and massive layoffs at Twitter, which Musk claimed were necessary for the financial health of the company.