Musk additional reasoned that some organizations have been engaged in extraordinarily aggressive knowledge scraping and it was affecting the general person expertise. To recall, Musk is not a fan of knowledge scraping, particularly by AI labs like OpenAI, and has warned within the not-too-distant previous that he’ll take the company culprits to court docket over it.
Twitter is not the one platform that’s averse to providing its treasured human interplay knowledge to AI labs as free lunch. Reddit additionally successfully ended the period of free APIs to guard its person knowledge from AI labs, resulting in a widespread backlash that ended within the everlasting shutdown of third-party apps like Apollo — whereas communities proceed to protest in their very own distinctive methods.
In an official blog post, the corporate defined that it carried out sure limits because it sought to cease “scraping folks’s public Twitter knowledge to construct AI fashions.” To recall, Twitter has additionally restricted the variety of tweets you may view every day, arguing that it was essential to cease dangerous actors from manipulating folks and their conversations.
Whereas the transfer was extensively criticized as simply one other tactic by Musk to promote Twitter Blue subscriptions, the corporate’s new CEO Linda Yaccarino justified it as an enormous transfer to strengthen the platform. The troubles are removed from over for Twitter, as Meta is only a day away from a launching an Instagram spin-off app known as “Threads” that goals to supply an escape away from Twitter.