Twitter co-founder and ex-CEO Jack Dorsey has weighed in on Elon Musk’s recent decision to set viewing limits on the social media platform, saying that running Twitter isn’t as easy as one might think. Musk’s limitations has left the platform users very upset, looking for other apps to migrate to.
Here’s where Dorsey comes in again, being on the board of Bluesky Social, a new social networking service that aims to compete with Twitter. Bluesky is currently in beta and users can only sign up if they have an invite code. As people tweeted their frustration with Musk’s decisions, some users started looking for alternatives, including Bluesky.
What did Jack Dorsey say about Elon Musk’s tweet limitations?
Jack Dorsey has weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding Elon Musk’s decision to set viewing limits on the social media platform. In a series of tweets, Dorsey expressed sympathy for the Twitter team, saying that running the platform is very difficult and he believes the team is doing the best they can with what they have. He mentions having faith that Twitter will “thrive.” Next, he also expressed his hope that Twitter will consider building on “truly censorship-resistant open protocols like bitcoin and nostr” to help ease the burden of running the platform. He said that this would be “good for all” and “critical to preserve the open internet.”
Dorsey’s comments come as Twitter is facing increasing scrutiny from users and regulators over Musk’s ownership of the platform. Musk has said that he wants to make Twitter a more “free speech” platform, but his plans have been met with concerns that he could use his ownership to promote misinformation and hate speech.
“Running Twitter is hard. I don’t wish that stress upon anyone. I trust that the team is doing their best under the constraints they have, which are immense. It’s easy to critique the decisions from afar…which I’m guilty of…but I know the goal is to see Twitter thrive. It will.”Jack Dorsey
What are the tweet view limitations Elon Musk has set up?
Elon Musk set up tweet view limitations on Twitter on July 1, 2023. The limits were initially set at 6,000 posts per day for verified users, 600 posts per day for unverified users, and 300 posts per day for new users. Musk later increased the limits to 10,000 posts per day for verified users, 1,000 posts per day for unverified users, and 500 posts per day for new users.
Musk said that he set the viewing limits in an effort to address “extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation.” He also said that the limits would be temporary, and that he would eventually lift them once the platform was more secure.