Twitter Users Share Full Movies As Copyright Strike System Breaks

As it happens, firing or otherwise losing most of your staff makes it pretty hard to go about business as usual. That's what Elon Musk will be discovering today, as Twitter becomes flooded with copyrighted material which is very clearly in breach of the site's rules. Full episodes of TV shows and even movies are being shared on the site, with Twitter apparently unable to cope under its new skeleton crew.

Clips that would typically be down in a matter of hours are now being left up for more than a day, as copyright holders appear to be struggling to get their material removed from the site. This has many hypothesizing that the copyright strike system is simply broken right now, leading even more users to make the most of the situation and post whatever media they like.

From full SpongeBob episodes to a series of clips that make up the entirety of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Twitter is clearly struggling to keep up with the onslaught of copyright infringement on the site. One user has even somehow shared the entire opening of Morbius in GIF form, something moderators probably never thought they'd have to look out for.

By the time this was noticed by The Verge yesterday, a 50-tweet thread that shared the entirety of Tokyo Drift had been up for a day. The account that made these tweets has since been suspended, but it seems that this was done just hours ago, giving thousands of users the chance to watch the film together in a very conventional manner.

This is hardly surprising to see. Not only did Musk fire around half of Twitter's 7,500-strong workforce, even more have left since the CEO told them they'd have to work excessive overtime if they wanted to keep their jobs. It's being reported that around 75 percent of workers rejected Musk's offer, cutting down the company's already small team even further. Now, as the World Cup begins, it's likely that we can see many more issues crop up over the coming weeks.

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