By default when you create an Apex trigger in Salesforce to trigger on a Platform Event it will run as the Automated Process system user. This can cause problems when you want to access data or use features that require a “real” user like Chatter. Starting with Spring 21 this has been made a lot better as you can specify the running user and maximum batch size among other things. It’s done through the PlatformEventSubscriberConfig metadata element (or through the Tooling API) and you can read more in the Spring 21 release notes.
The actual configuration is easy enough but I did find one caveat in that it didn’t take effect when deploying a PlatformEventSubscriberConfig record for an existing trigger i.e. a trigger already in the org. The metadata deployed just fine but it didn’t take effect. To fix it I had to delete the trigger from the org and the redeploy the trigger and the PlatformEventSubscriberConfig configuration at the same time.