Twitter will ban links to competing social networks

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Twitter will ban links to competing social networks

Twitter announced this Sunday that is going to start preventing its users from posting links to other social networks like Facebook, Instagram or Mastodonor share the username they use on those competing platforms.

“We recognize that many of our users are active on other social media platforms. However, we will no longer allow the promotion Free access to certain social media platforms on Twitter,” explained in a message the company owned by Elon Musk.

The movement comes after in recent weeks many tweeters critical of Musk's management have begun to promote their profiles on other networks, especially some like Mastodon or Post that are a direct alternative to Twitter. .

The measure, however, has a very broad scope and can lead to the suspension of any user who shares content from certain competing platforms, specifically Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social , Tribel, Post and Nostr.

According to an update posted on their website, Twitter will remove any link to these social networks or messages that share the username that tweeters use in them and, furthermore, will prohibit any link to these social networks. the use of popular link aggregators such as Linktree.

YouTube and TikTok are spared

In case of violations of this new policy, Twitter explains that if it is something isolated or a first offense, the user can see deleted tweets or see temporarily blocked access to their account.

Any further violation, in the meantime, will lead to criminal prosecution. This will result in a permanent suspension, says the company, which also pointed out the problem. What will he suspend? Any account whose “main objective is to promote content on another social platform.”

Meanwhile, it has explained that it will continue to do so. allowing 'cross-posting', that is, that other platforms publish content to Twitter, for example when an image is published on Instagram and the option to share it on Twitter is selected automatically.

In addition, he pointed out, they will also continue to accept paid promotions from any of these social networks.

Among the Platforms that do not appear as banned by Twitter include the cases of YouTube, owned by Google, or the Chinese TikTok.