Ad revenue must be down bad.
Starting February 9, we will no longer support free access to the Twitter API, both v2 and v1.1. A paid basic tier will be available instead 🧵Show this thread
my guess is it’s more about raising the friction to make bots
Yeah, free API is being abused badly right now by bot scammers & opinion manipulators. There’s no verification process or cost, so easy to spin up 100k bots to do bad things. Just ~$100/month for API access with ID verification will clean things up greatly.
I feel like the bad actors will still get around by abusing Twitter’s private API (the one the official apps use)
They’ll also go one step ahead by automating the browser / app interactions Might be worth considering doing reCaptchas on clients of low confident scores when they’re trying to engage
Feb 2, 2023 · 9:46 PM UTC