Twitter Users Are Now Uploading Full-Length Movies


Twitter users are now uploading full-length movies and series episodes as its copyright strike system looks to be broken.

The Elon Musk-owned social network is still working even as its users expected it to crash down as its workers have mass resigned.

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In this photo illustration, news about Elon Musk’s bid to takeover Twitter is tweeted on April 25, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. It was announced today that Twitter has accepted a $44 billion bid from Musk to acquire the company.

But despite that, its copyright strike or takedown system has seemingly become wonky. And in turn, its users have started to upload full-length movies and TV shows like Spongebob Squarepants.

Twitter Users Upload Full-Length Movies

As per the latest report by Forbes, a Twitter user posted the full The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift movie on the Musk-owned social network. And to make it possible, the blockbuster film has been chopped into 50 tweets in 2-minute chunks.

The media outlet notes that it seems that Twitter never took down the videos the user uploaded.

If so, it should have shown a disclaimer that says that “this media cannot be displayed.” Forbes notes that copyright takedown on the microblogging service is supposed to showcase such a message.

But the full-length upload of the Fast and the Furious film did not sport such a warning. So it seems that it was never taken down on Twitter.

Instead, the user who uploaded the 50-tweet thread has been suspended. Forbes notes that the account needed to be manually taken off the platform for the media to be removed.


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According to a news story by Mashable, another user went on to post the complete Avatar film. Other movies, such as Need for Speed and the Japanese blockbuster Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever, have been uploaded on the social network.

As of writing, an entire episode of the iconic animated series Spongebob Squarepants is still available on Twitter. To be more precise, the Pizza Delivery episode has yet to be taken down on the platform. The caption of the upload says that “Twitter’s copyright strike system is broken so here’s the full Spongebob Pizza Delivery episode.”

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The Copyright Strike or Takedown System of Twitter Seems To Be Broken

With all these full-length movies and series episodes uploaded by Twitter users, Forbes could not help but assume that the copyright system of Twitter is no longer working.

Meanwhile, Mashable says that the sprouting of movies and full episodes like mushrooms is a clear sign that the copyright policy of Twitter is no longer scrupulously enforced.

But to be fair, the news outlet notes that the social media giant looks like a skeletal force is trying to keep the social network running these days.


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