Recently, the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri shared that the Threads app would need to implement stricter rate limits [which limits how many posts a user can view] due to growing attacks from spam bots.
Mosseri explained that “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.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 17, 2023
While Threads has just begun its challenges with spam bots, Twitter could be considered a veteran with the number of issues it’s had with the digital plague. That being said, Musk did share over the weekend that he would increase the rate limit again for Verified users by 50 percent, which is a hopeful sign of improvement.
As for Threads, quite possibly one of the biggest downfalls of the limiting is the “false positives” Mosseri mentioned, as prolific users may have difficulty using the app and viewing posts. With the two apps seemingly going head to head, it will be a race to see who can figure out the solution to spam bots first.