Twitter’s Copyright Strike System Gone for a Toss After Musk Takeover

Ever since Elon Musk purchased Twitter, it has been an all-around shit show. While major changes were expected, nobody was prepared for the ensuing chaos. Just after the acquisition, Musk fired half of Twitter’s existing staff, and even informed the rest of the upcoming challenges coupled long working hours. 

There are signs that large numbers of workers have resigned because they have not accepted Mr Musk’s new terms.

One former Twitter employee, who wished to remain anonymous, told the BBC: “I think when the dust clears today, there’s probably going to be less than 2,000 people left.”

They claimed everyone in their team had been sacked.

 

“The manager of that team, his manager was terminated. And then that manager’s manager was terminated. The person above that was one of the execs terminated on the first day. So there’s nobody left in that chain of command.”

– BBC

Obviously, after the ultimatum a substantial number of twitter employees resigned from the company, forcing the social media platform to run with a skeleton crew. Even if the remaining hands at Twitter are able to keep the platform up without any hiccups, other areas such as content moderation and copyright protection will certainly take a hit with a substantially smaller team. 

And we can already see glimpses of it happening. As reported by The Verge yesterday, someone managed to upload the entirety of The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift, divided in 2 min clips on a 50 tweet Twitter thread. Unlike usual circumstances, where posts like this are taken down quickly, this specific post was left up for almost a day until Twitter suspended the entire account.

And not just Fast and the Furious, netizens are uploading all sorts of movies and shows to test the broken copyright system, and surprisingly most of them still haven’t been blocked. 

Indranil Chowdhury
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