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Twitter’s internal source code for its platform and tools has been taken down from GitHub and is no longer accessible. It is believed that the code has been leaked on GitHub for several months and Twitter issued a DMCA infringement notice to GitHub for its removal., claiming that the leak could pose a security risk to Twitter. According to the DMCA notice, the leak came from someone using the handle “FreeSpeechEnthusiast”. The leaker’s account is still active, but no longer has any public repositories. Twitter is now attempting to use a subpoena to force GitHub to provide the identity of the user and anyone who assessed and distributed the leaked source code.

This segment was created for the It’s 5:05 podcast