Berikut Twitter Gives Free API Access to Government and Public Services
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iwanrj.com – Jakarta – After being restricted previously, Twitter is now providing free API access for the government and public services to provide warnings to the public.
Twitter has faced backlash over the company’s decision to limit access to its app’s API, causing inconvenience to public institutions and businesses alike.
However, the Elon Musk-owned company has decided not to restrict API access, by reinstating free access to government services and public services, reports Gizmochina.
Twitter’s goal is to provide free API access to these verified government and public services so they can provide important notifications such as emergency alerts, transportation updates, to weather warnings.
The free restoration of API access is good news for those who rely on Twitter to share important information with the public.
Previously imposed API restrictions have caused significant problems for many government-owned applications and services, as they require high access fees.
Twitter recently announced an API price package for $ 100 or around Rp. 1.4 million to the public, and this has affected developers because of the set price.
This move to restore free API access is also a step in the right direction to ensure that important information to the public is shared effectively. However, Twitter needs to carefully balance its desire to monetize its platform and provide essential services to the public.
While it is understandable that companies need to divert their revenues through subscriptions, this should not be done at the expense of public services. It can be concluded that this decision is a positive thing.
On the other hand, Twitter and CEO Elon Musk must weigh this decision and ensure that the company is not disadvantaged. Although, monetizing the platform is important, it must not come at the expense of providing essential services to the public.
Last time, the company also announced that it would charge publishers for articles on this platform. [FY/HBS]