Linda Yaccarino speaks out about Twitter's reading cap

Emre Çitak
Jul 5, 2023

Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino has defended the company's recent decision to impose temporary reading limits on its users.

In a tweet, Yaccarino said that the move was necessary to "keep strengthening the platform" and that it was a "big move" and "meaningful".

CEO's thoughts on Twitter's new reading caps

Yaccarino said that the reading cap was a necessary measure to address "extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation".

She also said that the cap was only temporary and that it would be lifted once the company had addressed the issue.

Why did Twitter add a reading cap?

Twitter implemented the reading cap in an effort to deter data scraping and system manipulation. Data scraping is the practice of collecting large amounts of data from a website or app without permission.

System manipulation is the practice of using bots or other automated means to interfere with the normal operation of a website or app.

Changes are not so welcome

The reading cap has been met with criticism from some users. Some users have said that the cap makes it difficult to keep up with their favorite accounts.

Others have said that the cap is unfair to users who do not use bots or other automated means to interact with Twitter.

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Twitter's reading cap changes were not appreciated by users of the platform

What awaits Twitter?

It is unclear what the future holds for Twitter. The company is currently under the ownership of Elon Musk, who has said that he wants to make Twitter a more open and free platform.

It is possible that Musk will remove the reading cap in the future. However, it is also possible that he will keep the cap in place or even implement even stricter limits.

The Twitter reading cap is a controversial measure that has met with mixed reactions from users. It is unclear what the future holds for the cap, but it is likely to remain a topic of discussion for some time to come.


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  1. TelV said on July 6, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Musk should stick to what he’s good at which is building rockets. He’ll need to build quite a few more of those now since the European Space Agency doesn’t have anymore Ariane 5 rockets to launch European satellites and will have to resort to using Musk’s Spacex launch vehicles instead:

    What he’s not good at is running a social media site and only seems to be capable of losing masses of advertising revenue since most advertisers have jumped ship now. Twitter was already losing money when Musk acquired it and all he seems to have been able to do so far is to accelerate its losses.

  2. Bill k said on July 6, 2023 at 2:48 am

    I think it is almost laughable. People on left and right are all ticked but think that this private company owes them something.
    If you don’t like the rules leave. It’s a very simple equation but people get testy thinking that these services owe them something.

  3. Graham said on July 6, 2023 at 2:19 am

    So, the new Twitter CEO is spineless to Elon’s whims.
    …why did he step down again? It’s clear who’s still in charge.

  4. powaa said on July 6, 2023 at 1:39 am

    Linda Yaccarino is a WEF member.
    Now with new Twitter rules = less people knows about the truth.
    Musk didn’t made not the right choice with the new CEO.

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