Twitter breaks the silence: “we blocked the unofficial clients”
For some time now, some popular unofficial (but widely used) Twitter clients have stopped working. The social network admitted to blocking them.
For some time now, some popular unofficial (but widely used) Twitter clients have stopped working. The mass failure, which involved many apocryphal applications that allow you to use the social network with a personalized interface, occurred without explanation, although many suspected it depended on a choice by the company.
Since last November Twitter has been owned by Elon Musk who, together with a group of other investors, bought it for 44 billion dollars. Musk immediately spoke of the profound economic difficulties of the platform, explaining that his priority was to make the social network competitive and profitable.
After several days of silence, the social network has finally admitted that the problems of the apocryphal versions of Twitter depend on a precise choice by the company, which would have decided to apply for the first time a “long-standing policy on APIs “. However, Twitter has not specified which rules are violated by third-party clients, nor has it communicated to developers how to make their applications comply with the social policies.
It is commonly believed that Twitter made this decision because third-party clients very often do not show advertisements and could represent a loss of revenue for the company.