The company is trying to create new revenue streams from the API by offering a wider variety of access levels and making the process easier for developers to switch between them.

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Twitter Inc on Tuesday opened free access to its new application programming interface (API) software for academic researchers, allowing them to study public conversations on its platform, but does not provide account data hanging as part of the product.

Twitter said that with the new product, university researchers will be able to leverage all the tools released to date on the new API platform, allowing them to listen and analyze public conversations.

The data will not include tweets from accounts suspended for violation of Twitter rules, however, meaning academics will not be able to use the API to study tweets from former US President Donald Trump, executives said Monday. from society to journalists.

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Twitter rolled out a rebuilt version of its API platform this summer, which provides tiered access to public Twitter data that users choose to share.

The company is trying to create new revenue streams from the API by offering a wider variety of access levels and making the process easier for developers to switch between them.

Like its rival Facebook Inc, it is also responding to criticism that it has failed to tame the spread of disinformation and other abuse on its platform and has put in place mechanisms for researchers to study these Questions.

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With the API tools, researchers will have free access to the full history of the public conversation and higher levels of access to the development platform Twitter, among others, the social media company said in a report. blog post.

On Monday, Facebook said it would provide academic researchers with information on how political ads were targeted in the run-up to last year’s U.S. presidential election.

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