Apparently Twitter has reduced the amount of account a user can follow per day from the usual 1,000 to just 400 in a bid to make the platform more secure.
The move is the latest in Twitter’s ongoing efforts to rid its platform of misuse. Last July, Twitter implemented a range of new API restrictions to impede the use of bots for artificial tweet engagement, which it ramped up again just recently, cutting off access entirely to a range of well-known third-party apps.
Also, between April and June last year, Twitter says that it shut down more than 143,000 apps for similar usage violations, which the company has sought to eliminate in response to concerns about social media misuse and user manipulation.
In recent times there have been issues of some twitter users reporting accounts that try to manipulate the platform’s algorithms and some other users tagging the reporters as snitches.
This new development would definitely affect some users in various ways.