Parts of Twitter Inc’s source code have been leaked and the social media platform owned by billionaire Elon Musk is seeking information on the person responsible, a legal filing showed.
According to the filing, “various fragments” of Twitter’s source code, which is used to run the company online, were shared on a Microsoft-owned platform for code sharing for software development by a user named ‘Freespeech Enthusiast’. Posted on GitHub.
Github said it removed the code on Friday at Twitter’s request.
Twitter has asked the US District Court for the Northern District of California to order GitHub to produce “all identifying information” associated with the username ‘Freespeech Enthusiast’, a March 24 filing showed.
Github did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on whether it supplied such information. It also did not comment on how long Twitter’s source code had been publicly available.
Twitter also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This news was first reported by The New York Times.
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