Twitter prohibits the posting of URLs to competing social networks
Twitter no longer allows free promotion of some social networks on Twitterthe platform announced on Sunday.
Seven platforms are concerned: Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Post and Nostr. As well as the
social media link aggregators like linktr.ee, lnk.bioit is specified.
For example, it is forbidden to tweet:
Please follow me @ID on Instagram.
Highlighting his latest photo on Instagram, or a post on Facebook, thus exposes the Twitter user to a suspension of his account. And if he mentions his other account in his biography or his name, the punishment is the same, the network warned.
If the rule violations remain an isolated act or a first violation, we may take several steps from deleting one or more tweets to temporarily locking the account(s)Twitter details.
But offenders are warned:
Any repeat offense will result in a permanent suspension..
These new guidelines were announced as many Twitter users recently said they were considering switching to other platforms, which likely worried the San Francisco-based company’s new boss.
The change also caused a misunderstanding with Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, a company he left in 2021.
Why? he tweeted soberly.
Should I resign?
After several accounts were suspended under the new policy, including that of investor Paul Graham, Mr Musk qualified his decision. He tweeted that instead of targeting individual tweets, the policy would be limited to
only suspend accounts when the “primary” purpose of that account is to promote competitors.
Then he asserted:
Going forward, there will be a vote on major policy changes. My excuses. This will never happen again.
Later, he even put his future as CEO of Twitter to a vote of the site’s users.
Should I quit managing Twitter? he tweeted, asking them to click yes or no.
I will respect the results of this surveyhe assured, the vote will be open until the early hours of Monday.
Since the boss of Tesla and SpaceX took it at the end of October, for 44 billion dollars, the moderation rules put on Twitter by Elon Musk, a self-proclaimed defender of freedom of expression, have caused concern.
In recent days, he has deleted and then reinstated the accounts of several American journalists, particularly CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post, prompting a reaction from the European Union and the United Nations. The Vice-President of the European Commission even threatened him with sanctions.
The multi-billionaire first suspended, on Wednesday, @elonjet, an account that automatically reports the routes of his private jet, then the accounts of journalists who subsequently tweeted about the decision, allegedly they put his family in danger.
They were reinstated on Saturday, but some said they were told to remove certain posts if they wanted to use the platform more.
And, on Saturday night, the Twitter account of a Washington Post reporter, Taylor Lorenz, was suspended for several hours.
Elon Musk suspended my Twitter accountsaid in his blog the journalist, who covers the technology sector for Washington post.
His account was restored on Sunday, and he tweeted at 12:38 pm
The multi-billionaire boss of the platform has, a while ago, announced on Twitter that it is a
temporary suspension due to prior disclosure of personal data of this account.
His tweet was in response to Eric Weinstein, managing director of Thiel Capital – an investment company founded by Peter Thiel, investor and supporter of Donald Trump – who asked him about the topic.
The journalist explained that he asked Elon Musk through Twitter, for an article he was writing, because he could not reach him through traditional channels.
At 8:30 pm I tried to reach him on Twitter for comment.he said, adding that when he was
connected [à Twitter] to see if he responded to our request, I was suspended. I have not received any communication from the company regarding the reasons for my suspension or the terms I violated.
Elon Musk has sent mixed messages since taking over Twitter, bringing back previously banned accounts, including Donald Trump’s.
But he also suspended Kanye West’s after the publication of several messages deemed anti-Semitic and denied the return to the platform of far-right conspirator Alex Jones.