Twitter Blue by Elon Musk discovered responsible of selling movie piracy

Elon Musk‘s new characteristic for Twitter Blue subscribers — the flexibility to add two-hour movies — has been used for movie piracy.

On Thursday (Could 8), the proprietor of the social media platform announced that Twitter Blue subscribers would now be able to post 120-minute-long (8GB) videos.

Shortly after the announcement, one verified consumer took benefit of the brand new characteristic and uploaded Shrek The Third in its entirety.

The put up at the moment sits on the prime of the replies to Musk’s preliminary tweet. Nonetheless, the video add has since been disabled “in response to a report by the copyright proprietor.”

Different customers have since been benefiting from the characteristic to share extra copyright-infringed movies, reminiscent of motion pictures, full sports activities matches and live performance occasions.

fuck it. shrek the third.

— coinbilly (@coinbilly_) May 18, 2023

Musk’s time as Twitter’s CEO has been mired in numerous controversies since his acquisition of the platform. He has fired a number of prime executives at Twitter and half of its employees since he purchased the web site final October for $44billon (£36.5bn).

The platform has struggled to sort out copyright infringement following the numerous reductions to the positioning’s workforce (dropping from 8,000 to 2,300 workers). Twitter Blue has additionally difficult issues, with verified customers now having the ability to impersonate celebrities and different notable figures.

Hate speech additionally reportedly spiked on the positioning after his takeover, whereas customers had been suggested to archive their Twitter historical past after hypothesis the platform may collapse again in November.

Final week, Musk introduced that Linda Yaccarino would take over as Twitter’s new CEO. Regardless of solely taking over the position in October, Musk promised late final yr that he would step down as soon as he had discovered “somebody silly sufficient to take the job”.

The choice got here after he polled Twitter customers over whether or not he ought to stop as CEO, to which 57.5 per cent of respondents voted sure.

Musk stated that Yaccarino will “focus totally on enterprise operations”, whereas he turns his consideration to product design and new know-how.

The billionaire additionally confirmed {that a} rebrand of Twitter to X was imminent. “Trying ahead to working with Linda to rework this platform into X, the all the things app,” he added.