Twitter says supply code was leaked on GitHub, now it’s looking for the wrongdoer

Elon Musk shown looking downward in front of upside-down Twitter logos.
Illustration by Laura Normand / The Verge

Elements of Twitter’s supply code had been lately leaked on-line by way of GitHub, the New York Instances reviews, however had been taken down after the social media platform filed a DMCA request. The request, which GitHub has revealed on-line, notes that the leaked info included “proprietary supply code for Twitter’s platform and inner instruments.”

The NYT notes that the supply code possibly have been public for a number of months earlier than being eliminated — the GitHub profile related to the DMCA takedown lists a single (personal) code contribution from early January. The identify of the account is listed as “FreeSpeechEnthusiast,” in an obvious reference to Twitter CEO Elon Musk calling himself a “free speech absolutist” up to now.

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