Elon Musk threatens to sue Microsoft for “illegally using Twitter data” to train its AI
Earlier today, Microsoft announced it is dropping Twitter from its advertising platform after the tech giant refused to pay Twitter’s API fees. Microsoft’s decision came a few days just before Twitter moves to its new high-priced API, which starts at $42,000 per month.
As it turned out, Microsoft has been using Twitter data illegally to train its AI, Twitter CEO Elon Musk revealed in a post this evening.
“They trained illegally using Twitter data. Lawsuit time,” Musk tweeted.
They trained illegally using Twitter data. Lawsuit time.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 19, 2023
“Starting on April 25, 2023, Smart Campaigns with Multi-platform will no longer support Twitter,” Microsoft said(opens in a new tab). A similar email has begun to go out to Microsoft Advertising users stating that “Digital Marketing Center (DMC) will no longer support Twitter starting on April 25, 2023.”
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