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    Neil
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    Could someone please add a nitter link at the top of the page? Next to the twitter icon at the top… using a nitter “public instance” as posted by Clark at 01:44 this morning:
    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2024/01/armed-conflict-and-the-icj/comment-page-3/#comment-1054353?

    #94305 Reply
    H.
    Guest

    The problem is that https://nitter.net/CraigMurrayOrg isn’t working at the moment, at least for the safari browser.

    However, if you go to https://archive.is and save it, then you can read it there. Latest: https://archive.is/neupk

    #94307 Reply
    Neil
    Guest

    I’m aware of that, however it would be easier to have a link at the top that uses the mechanism Clark describes.

    #94316 Reply
    ET
    Guest

    Unfortunately, Neil, nitter’s developer has stated on github that “nitter is dead”.
    Nitter uses guest accounts on twitter/X to scrape the content and those guest accounts expire after 30 days. Some instances will continue to work for a while longer, but X has apparently shut down access to creating/renewing guest accounts. So those currently-working instances will soon cease to function.

    It’s not really surprising that Musk is shutting down such access to the platform given how nitter cuts out their ad revenue.

    You can read the thread on github.

    #94317 Reply
    ET
    Guest

    https://github.com/zedeus/nitter/issues/1155#issuecomment-1913361757

    Sorry, messed up the link. [ Mod: Now corrected. ]
    Developer/maintained is Zedeus.

    #94323 Reply
    Neil
    Guest

    Thanks for the link, ET. I agree, it’s not so surprising,

    Looks to me like Twitter/X is slowly going to die. I haven’t looked at it for years, except for the odd link that someone might post in a forum. Or via nitter, of course.

    #94330 Reply
    will moon
    Guest

    Don’t know how long this will last but this page listing working nitter instances is working for me now. I generally pick the top instance, so far it has never not worked

    Nitter Instance Uptime and Health

    https://status.d420.de/

    #94332 Reply
    ET
    Guest

    From a post a few months ago by Zedeus, who is the “lead” maintainer/dev of nitter explaining “guest accounts”…

    “Just to be clear on what a “guest account” is, it’s this strange anonymous account old versions of the Android and iOS apps used to make when you opened them for the first time. It doesn’t use an email address, a password, or even a customizable username, and they cannot be viewed anywhere or logged into. For all intents and purposes it’s essentially a set of temporary credentials API that work for about a month.”

    X/twitter has restricted these “guest accounts.” So, within approx thirty days all instances will cease working. It seems most, if not all, of these currently working instances are rate limited which is slowing loading. If it tells you this on trying to load wait a while and refresh the page or try another instance.

    You can also use an archive site as H suggested above but you won’t be able to scroll through more tweets.

    It’s such a shame even if kinda inevitable. I doubt I will set up an X account so I’ll not be checking Craig’s or other people’s twitter feeds when these instances all go down. I may have to re-evaluate that as I’d like to give support to Craig’s and other twitter feeds.

    Is Craig going to initiate a telegram channel? Or some other twitter/X alternative?

    #94334 Reply
    DunGroanin
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    That’s interesting. I thought it might be to do with its increasing popularity! I use and link it all the time now. Here’s a page with looks like alternative users putting up nitter access points. Just find one that’s active and put in the X @name.
    https://github.com/zedeus/nitter/wiki/Instances

    Btw X under Elon’s ownership has reinstalled 3 verified illegal apartheid entity executives just recently.
    Musk is Dust.

    #95175 Reply
    ET
    Guest

    Sadly, I can’t find a working instance from this evening. I am assuming all the guest accounts have expired. So long nitter, it was a great service.

    #95176 Reply
    AG
    Guest

    so no way to get back in and read tweets at all?

    #95179 Reply
    ET
    Guest

    It’s maybe possible to use the nitter app/platform to access twitter so you don’t have to use the twitter app/software but you’ll have to set up a twitter account and use those login details. So, not anonymously. There is some reference to that in the github thread I posted previously. You’ll have to fiddle with the code etc. I don’t really know I haven’t tried.

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