Earon Mask announces that Twitter's API, which has ended free provision, 'provides a dedicated API for free to bots that provide excellent content'

In January 2023, Twitter suddenly blocked out third-party client apps, and announced on January 20 that it had officially banned third-party client apps. Also, on February 2nd, it was announced that the free provision of the Twitter API will end. However, Twitter's Elon Mask CEO has revealed that it is a policy to provide a free dedicated API to bots that provide excellent content.

Elon Musk says bots with 'good content' can use Twitter's API for free - The Verge

Elon Musk says Twitter will provide a free write-only API to bots providing 'good' content | TechCrunch

On February 2, 2023, Twitter announced that it will stop providing free APIs on February 9, 2023 and will provide APIs for a fee.

Mr. Mask cites 'fraud and abuse by spambots' as the reason for terminating the free provision of the API. Mr. Mask also revealed that he plans to offer the API for $ 100 per month (about 13,000 yen).

Due to the end of free API provision, OAuth using Twitter API will no longer be available, and there is concern that it may not be possible to log in using a Twitter account.

Meanwhile, on February 5, 2023, Musk said, ``In response to your feedback, Twitter will provide a lightweight, write-only API for bots that provide great content for free.'' increase.

In response to Mr. Mask's announcement, technology news sites The Verge and Tech Crunch said, ``It is unclear which content Mr. Mask judges to be 'excellent'. It's unclear,' he questioned.

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