Feature films are uploaded to Twitter with little oversight

Cracks are starting to show on Twitter as users have started posting full length movies on the platform, and many have yet to be removed. A sign that the social media giant’s copyright infringement policy isn’t being properly enforced.

A Twitter user went viral this weekend after posting the entirety of Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift in fragments of 2 minutes duration, with a total of more than 50 tweets. As reported by Forbes, the account has been suspended, however, the media itself did not come down with it for quite some time. Other users posted the 1995 movie. hackers and the 2009 film Avatarwhich have also been removed.


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While most notable movie threads have gone viral, leading to their removal, some movies like need for speedand japanese superhero movie Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever are still available to view on Twitter, as of this writing. Even TV shows are published, like this episode of Sponge Bob Square Pants that was shared.

“Twitter will respond to reports of alleged copyright infringement, such as reports of unauthorized use of a copyrighted image as a profile or header photo, reports of unauthorized use of a copyrighted image or video copyright uploaded through our media hosting services, or Tweets containing links to allegedly infringing material,” it says on their website.

It should come as no surprise to learn that sharing full length movies is, in fact, a violation of Twitter’s copyright policy. However, given recent events within the company, it appears that the platform is running with a minimal team at the moment. One of Musk’s ideas after taking over was to feature long videos of 40+ minutes for Twitter Blue subscribers, but that could be on the back burner for now if the automated copyright enforcement system can’t be fixed. of the site.

As another headache in the growing number of problems for Twitter, the broken copyright system opens the site up to even more potential legal action. As of this writing, Twitter is currently facing several class action lawsuits along with potential legal action from the FTC. On the plus side, users can enjoy some episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation before Twitter crashes.

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