Linda Yaccarino speaks out about Twitter's reading cap
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".
When you have a mission like Twitter -- you need to make big moves to keep strengthening the platform. This work is meaningful and on-going. Here’s more insight on our work to ensure the authenticity of our user base. ? https://t.co/5FzBa3636Z
— Linda Yaccarino (@lindayacc) July 4, 2023
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.
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.Advertisement