Super Mario Bros. Movie became the first film based on a video game to gross. Over $1 billion at the worldwide box office This past week. Unfortunately for Nintendo, along with animation studio Illumination and Universal Studios, their hit CGI-animated film was also available for millions to watch in its entirety on Twitter this past weekend.
the edge The entire film was reportedly uploaded on Twitter accounts, and reportedly received 9.3 million views. The film was eventually taken down, but it seems that Twitter’s copyright protection methods aren’t working properly. Digital copies of recent sci-fi movies Avatar: The Path of Water were also uploaded to Twitter last weekend.
It’s the latest in a string of embarrassments for Twitter since Elon Musk bought the social network in 2022 and made himself CEO. Since then it has ditched the blue certified checkmark for old age. Accounts in favor of the new paid version, just to go back and restore those free old checkmarks for popular accounts. It’s also no longer offering Twitter’s API for free, which is why Microsoft has stopped sharing Xbox video uploads directly from its game consoles. Until recently, the New York City Subway was no longer offering real-time service alerts on Twitter.