Dec 18, 2022

Twitter to stop users linking to big social media platforms

Twitter says it will shut down accounts solely designed to promote other big social media platforms, or which link off to or contain usernames from them. Twitter had already blocked users from sharing some links to Mastodon, the platform many Twitter users moved to after Mr Musk's takeover. In a series of tweets on Sunday Twitter said: "We recognize that many of our users are active on other social media platforms. However, we will no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms on Twitter."Specifically, we will remove accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms and content that contains links or usernames for the following platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr and Post.". Users can continue to post content to Twitter from prohibited platforms and paid adverts from those sites will still be allowed. There has been flurry of controversial changes at Twitter since Mr Musk bought the social media site for $44bn in October.

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