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Threads App to Follow Twitter’s Lead With Rate Limits

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Threads App to Follow Twitter’s Lead With Rate Limits

By Movieguide® Contributor

The new social media platform from Meta known as Threads will start implementing rate limits, similarly to its competitor Twitter.

According to a report from Deadline, Adam Mosseri, the boss of Instagram, announced this on the app: “Spam attacks have picked up so we’re going to have to get tighter on things like rate limits, which is going to mean more unintentionally limiting active people (false positives). If you get caught up those protections let us know,” Mosseri shared.

This update follows the move Elon Musk made on Twitter at the beginning of this month to implement rate limits. Musk stated this was, “to address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation.” These limits were not as extreme on verified accounts or those subscribed to Twitter Blue.

An article from Fox Business reads, “Twitter users saw limits set July 1 on the amount of tweets they could view on a daily basis, with the total at first maxed out at 6,000 for verified users, 600 for existing unverified users and 300 for recently-joined unverified users. Those ceilings subsequently rose twice, leaving them at 10,000, 1,000 and 500 posts per day, respectively, after the second increase.”

Since Threads made its announcement, it has received backlash from Elon Musk. In response, Musk commented “lmaooo copy [cat]” and “seems oppressive.”

Ironically, the Threads app was launched while Twitter was receiving backlash over imposing viewing limits.  Now Threads follows suit.

Deadline again shared, “In less than a week, Threads had over 100M users sign up to the platform making a clear case that people were seeking an alternative to Twitter.”

According to TechCrunch, Threads is “Meta’s text-based Twitter rival. It is tied to your Instagram account, so you can create an account by logging in using your Instagram credentials.”

Despite the rivalry, the Threads app seems to be a success. On July 17th, Mark Zuckerberg shared “Early growth was off the charts, but more importantly 10s of millions of people now come back daily. That’s way ahead of what we expected.”

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