Twitter is currently in utter chaos.
Twitter’s copyright strike system went down, according to reports.
The system is in charge of deleting any copyrighted information that may be circulating on the website, such as movies and music. However, since it is broken, many people are exploiting the situation by tweeting full-length versions of popular films and TV programs.
Because of the site’s maximum video upload requirement, the movie cannot be posted in a single tweet. So fans are instead loading each other’s timelines with threads of a few minutes of video clips in chronological order.
One user shared two-minute video clips from the 2006 film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in a series of 49 tweets, which went viral on the platform. However, it was removed afterward.
It’s currently unclear if the account that had initially shared Tokyo Drift was suspended for copyright violations or unrelated reasons.
On November 17, another fan tweeted the first Avatar film from 2009, and the conversation is still active as of this writing.
Another person shared the entire 2014 Need for Speed film, which starred Aaron Paul, Dakota Johnson, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton, Kid Cudi, and Imogen Poots.
Someone else decided to upload a complete episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Since posting full movies is a breach of Twitter’s copyright rules, the glitch bodes legal peril for the social media company, which is already facing three class action lawsuits and possible FTC action.
It should also be mentioned that Musk had planned to launch a new feature allowing users to upload videos longer than 40 minutes as part of the Twitter Blue rollout.
“That would be a nightmare if they can’t fix their copyright enforcement system,” the report stated.
While most copyright-infringing information has been removed, some posts appear to have gotten beyond Twitter’s copyright system and are still visible on the platform.