Elon Musk Says Twitter API Will Be Free But Only For Bots That Create “Good Content”

Shortly after Twitter announced it would start charging developers for using its API, company CEO Elon Musk has now somewhat abandoned that decision. Over the weekend, Musk tweeted that the following reply to some feedback (opens in a new tab)Twitter will provide a “lightweight API, written only for bots” as long as they provide “free and good content.”

The the original plan was to charge users about $100 a month to use the API, which is supposed to prevent “bot scammers and opinion manipulators” from abusing the software (and presumably making some money to pay off huge debts). giant of the platform). In response, there was an outcry from users who said the new rules would kill off a lot of useful bots and interesting, gimmicky accounts due to the hefty cost, up to $3,400 la a year, according to a developer. (opens in a new tab)


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