The Twitter API is no longer free as the platform starts loading, which angers the developers

It’s a sad day for our favorite Twitter hacks as we may have to say goodbye to them soon. Late Wednesday night, the developer’s official Twitter account announced that on February 9, the platform will stop offering free access to the platform’s API (Application Programming Interface).

Access to the Twitter API v1.1 and v2 will soon be replaced by the “paid basic level”, which may further weaken third-party support. Twitter API (opens in a new tab) allows third party developers to access publicly available Twitter data to develop bots or apps for the site. We’re not just talking about bots like RemindMe_OfThis that basically remind users of tweets they encounter; researchers have used the API to in the past track hate speech online (opens in a new tab).

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