Elon Musk described Twitter as ‘fractal Rube Goldberg machine’: Dave Rubin
‘The Rubin Report’ host Dave Rubin describes what he saw during his 48-hour visit with Elon Musk at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters.
Twitter will start charging a fee to access its API, or Application Programming Interface, which developers use to create third-party services.
Elon Musk, who bought the social media platform last October, suggested a subscription of about $100 a month could be put in place when free access ends on Feb. 9.
"Free API is being abused badly right now by bot scammers & opinion manipulators," Musk tweeted on Thursday. "There’s no verification process or cost, so easy to spin up 100k bots to do bad things."
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Developers use Twitter's API to build third-party apps and services, while academics frequently use the API for research.
"Over the years, hundreds of millions of people have sent over a trillion Tweets, with billions more every week," the account for Twitter developers tweeted.
"Twitter data are among the world’s most powerful data sets. We’re committed to enabling fast & comprehensive access so you can continue to build with us. We’ll be back with more details on what you can expect next week."