It looks like Twitter is becoming more chaotic by the day after Elon Musk‘s rule. A Twitter user managed to tweet the entirety of the modern cult classic The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 49 two-minute snippets, bypassing the platform’s copyright strike system.
Tom Warran of The Verge noted that Twitter’s copyright strike system appears to be broken, which resulted in someone being able to do so. What’s more, the entire thread stayed up for almost the entire day—it took more than 20 hours for Twitter to suspend the user.
Twitter’s offices have had massive amounts of controversy, from hundreds of employees resigning due to Musk’s leadership to Twitter locking out staff from offices. This is due to Musk’s abrasive way of heading the social media platform after acquiring it in late October.
According to Twitter’s copyright policy, they are supposed to respond to reports of alleged copyright infringement. This includes allegations concerning the unauthorised use of a copyrighted image as a profile or header photo, allegations concerning the unauthorised use of a copyrighted video or image uploaded through our media hosting services, or Tweets containing links to allegedly infringing materials.
But with the lack of Twitter employees to potentially help put a stop to blatant movie piracy on the platform, it’s not a surprise that it stayed up for so long. Other users reportedly posted the 1995 film Hackers and the 2009 film Avatar, both of which have also been taken down.
I personally did not manage to watch all of Tokyo Drift through Twitter before it was deleted, but it would have been a good chance to for me have finally watched it. However, if Twitter continues to not be as vigilant with copyright material, I might just be able to watch it something juicy through 50+ video tweets in the near future. A girl can dream.