Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Twitter and a pioneer in the technology sector, has declared his intention to offer the Twitter API for no charge, reversing his previous stance.
Musk had said last week that using the Twitter API would cost money for everyone.
I guess we could give all Verified users access to the API for posts like this
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 3, 2023
After hearing from developers, Elon Musk declared on his official Twitter account a few days before the deadline that Twitter would provide a write-only API for “bots generating meaningful stuff that is free.”
Remember that Twitter terminated the API access for third-party apps in January citing “long-standing standards.”
Additionally, the firm changed its developer guidelines to forbid third-party users, effectively terminating the development of apps like Tweetbot and Twitterific.
The elimination of Twitter’s free API has an effect that goes beyond bot developers, as understood by Ripples Nigeria.
Many student programmers and authorities on false information or hate speech do not have the money to pay a monthly charge.