Users are uploading entire movies to Twitter

  • Twitter users are uploading entire movies to the platform and most are yet to be taken down.
  • Movies including “Hackers” and “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” have been posted on the site.
  • Sharing full movies is a violation of Twitter’s copyright policy, but it’s still being allowed.
Twitter users are tweeting threads of videos that make up full movies such as “Hackers” and “Need for Speed” in an indication that its copyright violation policy is not being properly enforced.
“Twitter just algorithmically pushed me to a pirated full movie thread when I swiped down, and that is extremely funny,” one user tweeted.
The site usually marks tweets that contain copyright infringement as “withheld” and it removes or restricts access to the material if it’s been reported, according to its copyright policy.
“Twitter will respond to reports of alleged copyright infringement, such as allegations concerning the unauthorized use of a copyrighted image as a profile or header photo, allegations concerning the unauthorized use of a copyrighted video or image uploaded through our media hosting services, or Tweets containing links to allegedly infringing materials,” it says on its website.
However, Insider found posts on Sunday allowing users to view a full-length film that have not been blocked.
One user uploaded “Hackers” in a series of 49 tweets on Saturday, which garnered over 14,000 likes and was still online on Sunday.

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