But what if you do? Will you get caught?

  • teft
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    12710 months ago

    If it’s publicly accessible it’s scrape-able. He already tried to make tweets not publicly accessible and look how long that lasted.

    • @olympicyes
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      2010 months ago

      It’s not even clear that it’s illegal to scrape publicly available data, so I don’t know what the TOS would be enforcing.

      • @[email protected]
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        1010 months ago

        It didn’t have to be illegal for them to sue you for violating its policies. It would be a civil suit for damages.

        • @Eranziel
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          1810 months ago

          Lol, then they would have to demonstrate that there were damages. The worst a TOS violation will get you is a ban.

        • @[email protected]
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          210 months ago

          Would it be violating policy if the scrapper only took the public data and never actually signed the ToS since they didn’t make an account?

      • @[email protected]
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        210 months ago

        It’s not publicly available anymore. If you’re not logged in you don’t see anything anymore except tweets you have a direct link to. Even then you don’t see any replies and the amount of tweets per day you can see is limited.

    • @[email protected]
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      10 months ago

      Yep, would never remember on the odd occasions I would look at Twitter, then just leave the site after being prompted to login

  • Lettuce eat lettuce
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    8210 months ago

    Lol this has the same energy as those NFT idiots crying about people taking screenshots of their stupid monkeys.

    Noooo, stop scraping my dataaaa!

    • @cheese_greater
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      110 months ago

      Never waste an opportunity to use “muh” in place of “my”

    • @[email protected]
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      -210 months ago

      And the next generation of AI probably only needs a fraction of the data it needs now so the need to scrape the data is gone.

  • @Darkard
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    5110 months ago

    I hope someone makes some manic bot that scrapes every last tweet and posts it on a duplicate site call Y

  • Veloxization
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    4410 months ago

    He’s still mad at those researchers for scraping the data that shows that ever since he took over, the antisemitism, racism and general bigotry has gone up on the platform.

  • @Sanctus
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    4010 months ago

    Good luck enforcing that.

      • @Sanctus
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        -310 months ago

        It should, but it won’t.

  • @[email protected]
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    2610 months ago

    I’m pretty sure both parties must agree to the terms before they legally bind anyone so wouldn’t this just apply to logged in users?

  • Tony Bark
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    2510 months ago

    How on earth will do they plan on enforcing that? xD

    • @[email protected]
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      1310 months ago

      They don’t have to enforce it. If someone says bad things about Twitter by analysing their content, Twitter can sue them scraping.

      • @IphtashuFitz
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        1810 months ago

        “Our interns spent 500 hours collecting the raw data”.

  • Jaysyn
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    2010 months ago

    This is hilariously unenforceable as long as Twitter is on the public internet.

  • @7fb2adfb45bafcc01c80
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    10 months ago

    I thought this was an article about the X Windows system based on the preview for the article. Boy are those two similar-looking.

    • @MJBrune
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      210 months ago

      Realistically, very little people know about x windows system even less care about it.