Twitter has just suffered a severe setback after being published on GitHub, a service owned by Microsoft in which software developers share code, part of the source code of the social network. This leak is really worrying for such a punished social network.
“GitHub does not generally comment on decisions to remove content. However, for the sake of transparency, we share every DMCA, Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown request publicly.a GitHub spokesperson told the BBC.
The DMCA was enacted in the United States in 1998. Its goal is to protect copyrighted material on the Internet. In the withdrawal request, Twitter it was asking GitHub to provide information about who was behind the account that leaked the code.
The leak poses a new challenge for Muskwhich has reduced Twitter’s staff by more than a third and has faced an exodus of advertisers since it bought the platform in October last year.
A social network that is going downhill and without brakes with Elon Musk
Separately, Elon Musk has told workers at Twitter that the company is worth less than half the $44 billion he paid for it last year. Which may mean that the product has been devalued or that he overpaid at first.
Tesla’s chief executive has indicated that Twitter is valued at less than $20 billion. The estimate of the company’s value is based on Elon Musk’s offer to grant shares to his staff.
Elon Musk would also have told his team: “I see a clear but difficult path to a valuation above $250 billion“, which suggests that the valuation of Twitter will multiply by more than ten