Popular streamers BLAST Twitter after Elon Musk announces controversial new changes on the platform

The streaming community is not happy with Twitter's new policies.

Popular streamers BLAST Twitter after Elon Musk announces controversial new changes on the platform

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In a surprising turn of events, several prominent streamers and content creators have taken to social media to express their outrage and frustration over Elon Musk’s recent announcement regarding significant changes to the popular social media platform, Twitter. The billionaire CEO revealed the implementation of what he called “temporary limits” on user accounts, sparking a wave of discontent among the streaming community.

On July 1, 2023, Elon Musk responded to what he termed “extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation” by introducing new restrictions on Twitter accounts. These limitations were aimed at curbing the alleged misuse of the platform by users engaging in excessive data scraping and manipulative activities. However, streamers and content creators were quick to criticize the move, asserting that it was an overreach on Twitter’s part.

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According to Musk’s tweet, verified accounts would be subjected to a cap of 6,000 posts per day, while unverified users would be limited to 600 posts. New and unverified accounts would face even more stringent restrictions, being allowed only 300 posts per day. The announcement set off a firestorm of reactions across the streaming community.

Streamers express distaste for Twitter’s new changes

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One of the first streamers to voice their dissatisfaction was Ludwig Ahgren, a prominent YouTube Gaming streamer. Ahrenn didn’t mince words as he took to Twitter, labeling Musk’s update as “the dumbest s**t” he had ever witnessed. This sentiment resonated with many others, who shared similar sentiments about the changes.

Other popular streamers, such as Asmongold, MrBeast, and HasanAbi, also expressed their dismay over Twitter’s decision. Asmongold is widely recognized for his Twitch streams and as the co-founder of One True King (OTK). He spoke out and claimed that the changes “seemed bad.”

During a recent livestream, Asmongold stumbled upon a now-deleted tweet by user @FilmThePoliceLA. The tweet suggested that Twitter’s cloud-based infrastructure contract with Google had expired. This revelation potentially contributed to the drastic measures. Asmongold shared the tweet with his audience and expressed skepticism about Musk’s claims regarding data scraping. He stated, “I think it’s hard to know whether this s**t is true. But, like, damn! If it is, that’s not looking good!”

Meanwhile, MrBeast, known for his philanthropy and attention-grabbing stunts, took a different approach. He decided to pose a practical question to Elon Musk. He jokingly asked how long it would take to view 6,000 posts on Twitter. The question hinted at the potential inconvenience faced by users due to the imposed limitations.

Some other notable reactions to Elon Musk’s new policies

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Another notable streamer, Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker, often delves into political commentary on his Twitch channel. He lambasted Twitter, labeling it a “fundamentally broken website.” HasanAbi’s criticism echoed the growing sentiment among streamers and content creators, who were increasingly frustrated with the platform’s handling of user concerns and the introduction of restrictive policies.

The unhappiness didn’t stop there. Charlie, more commonly known as MoistCr1TiKaL, didn’t hold back in his scathing assessment of Twitter’s decision. He declared that the contentious update was a “huge step in self-destruction”. He claimed that there was no “more effective way of killing” the platform.


Elon Musk later announced, in response to the overwhelming backlash, that he would raise the limits to address user concerns. Verified users would now be able to view up to 8,000 posts per day, while unverified users would have access to 800 posts. Twitter would allow new and unverified accounts to have up to 400 posts daily. This move from Musk was likely an attempt to address the complaints expressed by streamers and content creators.

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