Thursday, December 1, 2022

Twitter is full of pirated movies after a failure in the copyright system

Watching a full movie on Twitter has been possible for the last few hours thanks to a failure in the platform’s copyright system, which could have been caused by the few staff that have remained in the company after Elon’s arrival. Musk. An userin fact, has come to publish the entire film of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo drift with two-minute clips spread over a total of 50 tweets.

The aforementioned film and others that have also been published, yes, are no longer available on Twitter. The account of the user who shared the 50 tweets with 2-minute clips has also been suspended. The copyright system at Twitter, however, should have removed posts moments after they were officially shared, not hours later. In fact, the platform’s policy prohibits the dissemination of this content.

“Twitter will respond to reports of suspected copyright infringement, such as allegations regarding the unauthorized use of a copyrighted image as a profile or header photo, allegations regarding the unauthorized use of a copyrighted image or video, author uploaded through our media hosting services, or Tweets that contain links to allegedly infringing material.”

Instead, the clips were around long enough to make the content go viral because of the few staff left on the platform to keep the services active. It is, precisely, it is one more proof of the small failures that the social network is having since Musk is in charge and, specifically, since it has laid off more than 4,000 employees.

Twitter engineers have been warning for weeks that there will be small failures in the social network


Curiously, some Twitter engineers have been warning for weeks of a general downfall of the social network caused by the low number of staff the company has had since Elon Musk became its owner. They further emphasize that the little bugssuch as one that caused the manual retweet to return temporarily or one that caused problems with two-step verification, could have an impact on a bigger one, which is the non-functioning of the social network.

Twitter, in fact, almost stopped working this weekend, after Elon Musk gave an ultimatum that did not like hundreds of employees of his company, who finally decided to resign. The tycoon, for fear of sabotage, even ordered the offices to be closed.

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