Twitter emailed researchers to let them know they’ll either have to delete their data or pay $42,000 to keep using the platform’s API.
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Researchers using Twitter’s formerly free Decahose data service will soon be required to pay a fee of $42,000 per month to continue using the service and retain their data.
Decahose, a streaming service that gives scientists unfettered access to around 10% of all tweets in real-time, has been a mainstay for academic research on myriad topics, including emergency response, law enforcement-related activities, political misinformation, and extremism.
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Earlier this year, due to Elon Musk’s purchase of the company, Twitter announced it would begin charging for access to its numerous APIs with fees ranging from $100 to $42,000 per
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