Twitter initially prohibited mentions of and links to Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon but has since reversed course

On Sunday, Twitter announced that it would no longer allow users to promote competing social media profiles on its network. The business is now changing its mind about this choice, though. The company said in a now-deleted statement that accounts of users who repeatedly broke this guideline would be permanently banned. This guideline particularly specified Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribal, Post, and Nostra as the platforms. There are screenshots of the tweets online, even though the official help page and tweets about this development have does remove. Cache versions of the website are still accessible. Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, has interestingly continued to post about this new regulation. Users can cross-post without supporting the other site, according to Musk (s).

According to the official blog post, Twitter would prohibit users from sharing shortened links obtained from outside aggregators like the link. ee and link. bio. Users can share links to news articles, Telegram and WhatsApp channels, YouTube and TikTok channels, and Telegram.

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The post, which does now go, said:

“Accounts may suspend if they primarily promote content on another social platform. Additionally, it is against our policy to use technical or non-technical methods (such as URL cloaking or plaintext obfuscation) to get around limitations on external links to those mentioned above forbidden social media platforms. This includes, but does not limit to, uploading pictures of your handle on a restricted social networking platform or writing out “dot” for social media platforms that utilize. “in the name to prevent URL generation. “Instagram dot com/username,” for instance.

In contrast, Musk tweeted that users are “casually” permitted to post links but “no more persistent advertising of competitors for free, which is incomprehensibly insane.” The new upgrade, though, “doesn’t make sense,” according to former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Specifically, Dorsey was alluding to the prohibition on links to Nostr, to which he recently gave $245k for development.

The latest update comes after numerous journalists arbitrarily suspend (and since reinstated), supposedly for doing. After discovering an account tracking Elon Musk’s private jet’s movements, Twitter updates its policies to protect users’ privacy. Over the weekend, Twitter also stopped the promotion of its Indian rival Koo on the platform.

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