# TWITTER ACCUSES MICROSOFT OF VIOLATING DEVELOPER AGREEMENT
Twitter has accused Microsoft of violating its developer agreement and demanded a “compliance audit” for each of eight apps that Microsoft shut down in April 2023. According to the letter sent by Elon Musk’s personal lawyer Alex Spiro on behalf of Twitter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft might have been in violation of “multiple provisions” of Twitter’s developer agreement “for an extended period of time”. The violation examples include using the API for “unauthorized uses and purposes” and Microsoft not informing Twitter of “any use case for six of the eight Microsoft Apps that it continued to operate until last month.” The audited information demands must be provided by Microsoft by June 7th.
# MICROSOFT ADMITS USING THE FREE TWITTER API BUT DENY PAYING FOR DATA
Microsoft has admitted to using the free Twitter API that it had to integrate with some of its products in the past, including Xbox, Bing, and its ads platform, but denies currently paying Twitter for data. A spokesperson of Microsoft said that the company is “reviewing” the questions raised by Twitter through a law firm and will “respond appropriately”. In April, Elon Musk had previously threatened to sue Microsoft, alleging that it “trained illegally using Twitter data.”
# MICROSOFT’S ACTION TO DROP TWITTER INTEGRATION
Microsoft has recently pulled support for the Twitter APIs integrated with its eight separate apps in April. It includes dropping clip sharing to Twitter from Xbox. It is maybe due to Twitter’s new expensive API tiers that make Microsoft resort to other less costly alternatives for training large language models used in chatbots such as its Bing and OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
# TWITTER EMAILS POOP EMOJI IN RESPONSE TO COMMENTS
Twitter sent a poop emoji through its press email in response to a request for comment on the issue. It has been a trend since Elon Musk tweeted emojis to depict his disagreements with media sites, including a cartoonist of a cookie in the past.
# OTHER COMPANIES TAKE LESS DRASTIC APPROACHES TO TRAIN LANGUAGE MODELS
Companies like Reddit recently made API changes to let it better monetize its data for training their large language models used in chatbots.