Twitter to Prohibit Users from Linking to Major Social Networks
According to Twitter, it will delete accounts that just exist for the purpose of promoting other significant social networking sites, or that contain links to or usernames from them.
According to the firm, the change affects content from networks like Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Post.
However, publishing of content from other websites will still be permitted.
Since Twitter was acquired by the multibillionaire Elon Musk, there have been a lot of changes.
Reporter Taylor Lorenz of the Washington Post was punished on Saturday for violating the new rule before it was even publicized.
She provided a link to the tweet she claimed got her blocked after being reinstated on Sunday.
Many Twitter users switched to Mastodon after Mr. Musk’s takeover, and Twitter had previously barred users from publishing some connections to that network.
However, Twitter acknowledged that many of its users were engaged on other social networking sites in a series of tweets sent out on Sunday. On Twitter, we will no longer permit the free marketing of certain social networking sites.
The following platforms will have their connections or usernames removed: Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Post. “Specifically, we will remove accounts created exclusively for the purpose of advertising other social platforms.”
In a blog post outlining the rules, it was said that tweets like “follow me @username on Instagram” or “look out my profile on Facebook – facebook.com/username” might be examples of probable infractions.
It further stated that any attempts to circumvent the limits would be a breach.
People who violate the guidelines even once or for the first time risk having their accounts temporarily disabled or being requested to delete the offending tweets.
But it warned that any such transgressions “will result in permanent suspension.”
However, users can still upload content to Twitter from restricted websites, and paid advertisements from those websites will still be accepted.
Since Mr. Musk acquired the social media platform in October for $44 billion (£36 billion), there have been a rush of contentious changes at Twitter.
Apparently this is the tweet that did me in pic.twitter.com/0VEby8qzQu
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) December 18, 2022
He has let go of about half of the workers and halted Twitter’s for-pay verification service after an erratic launch. Last week, the feature was reintroduced.
Additionally criticized is the billionaire’s method of content monitoring; some civil rights organizations charge that he is taking actions that will encourage hate speech and false information.
After the EU and UN dubbed it an assault on press freedom, Putin reinstated many journalists on Friday whom he had previously dismissed for allegedly sharing location data about him.
One group of those unable to access their accounts were journalists for the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post.