Billionaire Elon Musk’s new baby, Twitter, has sued four unnamed Texas-based entities for data and sought damages.
According to the lawsuit filed by Twitter, the microblogging platform is seeking monetary relief of more than $1 million.
Experts believed the lawsuit is connected to the rationale behind the social network recently imiting the quantity of tweets a user might view every day.
Confirming the development, “Several entities tried to scrape every tweet ever made in a short period of time.
That is why we had to put rate limits in place,” Musk tweeted.
The lawsuit asserted that Twitter’s systems were heavily strained by the volume of automated signup requests coming from the four defendants’ IP addresses, which greatly outweighed what any single individual could send to another person.
The case is X Corp vs. John Does 1-4, with case number DC-23-09157 in Dallas County, Texas.
Twitter imposed daily limitations in July, which drew a lot of criticism and aided Threads, a freshly created rival service by Meta that attracted 100 million signups in a record-breaking five days.